Adult Sectionals, Part 2
Last week, I shared that I bombed my two events. I was hoping for redemption in my open Gold freestyle event. I was the first of 6 skaters to take the ice. I had a pretty good warmup and even attended practice ice at another nearby rink the previous day. I was feeling pretty good.
Thankfully, I did not get flipped around during this performance but again, my body just did not cooperate. My mind told it one thing, and my body executed something different. I could not hit my spins – any of them – and I could not land or rotate my jumps. It felt like one of the worst performances I’ve done to date. I was very disappointed in myself.
As a result, I ended up 5th out of 6. It was not a good weekend.
But, I am happy for those that did well and met their goals. So many people made their dreams come true that weekend, and I am truly ecstatic for them. It just wasn’t my time, and I am at peace with that. Things happen for a reason, and that particular weekend was just not my time.
This minor setback gives me fuel to want to continue to improve. Again, no excuses. Just hard work ahead. And maybe some chicken throwing for fun.