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 […]

#12 Great Skaters are Made by Their Passion

“Great skaters are not made up of their technique, but be their passion” Once again, I have been listening to more podcasts, and this week I listened to an episode of the Solopreneurhour where they  said, “You cant teach hustle.” Oh how true! Growing up skating I didn’t exactly have one of the best coaches […]

#11 Goals Need Time Limits

I have started reading the 4-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferris trying to improve on my entrepreneurial skills.  During my read I came across a chapter, one line in particular, that made a lightbulb go off.  Parkinsons Law! Its not exactly something you would first think of when it comes to skating, but it’s so important! Parkinson’s […]