“Stop thinking. Start doing”

“Stop thinking. Start doing” Nothing is going to happen until you start. Sometimes we overthink things to the point where it prevents us from ever starting. Stop thinking. Start doing. Just skate.

“When I’m on the ice I’m home”

“When I’m on the ice I’m home” The ice is a second home. It’s a place of comfort where nothing else matters. You can escape life, the stresses of work, school, drama, etc. It’s a place where you can be yourself and not have to worry or think about anything else.

Skating PASSION

 It doesn’t matter what happens in life; the ice is always there.  It is our life, our sanctuary, and our passion. It has been a few months since I have been able to bring myself to write anything skating related.  As much as it pains me to say it, I had lost myself and I thought […]

Finding Inspiration

Going to practice day after day can get a little mundane.  I loved skating and training, but there were days I did NOT want to go to the rink.  Whether it was being tired or bored, the thought of having to get ready (which is half of the work) and then having to train was so […]

How Olympians Stay Motivated

How Olympians Stay MotivatedWonderful article to stay motivated from The Atlantic http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2014/02/… How Olympians Stay Motivated OLGA KHAZAN FEB 7 2014, 8:00 AM E Mindfulness, self-talk, and an obscure chunk of the brain help elite athletes get through the training grind. Reuters Until the 1990s, Olympic figure skating included a segment called “compulsory figures,” in which athletes […]

What Great Skaters Don’t Realize In Competitions

What Great Skaters Don’t Realize Sometimes intimidation gets the best of us and we don’t realize our own strengths and abilities. Before a competition, I have seen so many skaters lose their mental focus (including myself). They start thinking about other skaters and how good they are instead of focusing on themselves. Talented skaters seem […]

#13 Stress of the Test

Why is it that whenever it comes to a test or a competition, the week of the, the day before, or even during warm up everything seems to fall apart? Training for months, and everything is solid until the test approaches.  All of the sudden there is an added stress, a time restraint to be […]