Whoa, 2 followers now. It’s like a chain reaction! Happy December 1st!
25 days ‘til Christmas! :D
Before I get into Christmas stuff, I’ll tell you about a rare occurrence that happened today. I went figure skating! :D
Now, all of you may be thinking, “Ew, figure skating is gay. This kid is weird,” but let me tell you, figure skating is NOT a gay sport. You try it, then tell me how gay it is.
I’ve been skating since I was five. Last summer I was injured for a long time because of the skating, and I recently stopped going to physical therapy. Apparently landing on one foot from the jumping had shifted a bone in my hip out of place, and it killed my back.
So I got try it again. Finally! It’s way more fun than I remember. Unfortunately, I need to start focusing on my tests as soon as possible. I assume none of you know about figure skating tests, as they aren’t well-known outside the skating world.
Skaters need to pass certain tests to reach the national level. I don’t need that national level, but I figure if I have that on a resume, it’s a lot easier to get a job teaching skating. And giving skating lessons pays really well. There are a total of 16 tests, 8 called 'moves in the field' and 8 called 'freestyle'. Freestyle is way more fun, seeing as it has jumping and spinning, but you're required to take the moves tests in order to take the freestyle tests. The tests get harder and longer as you work your way through the 8 in each. I passed all 8 moves tests (which is considered an accomplishment in itself), but I still have 3 freestyle tests to go. Must...pass...tests. :P
I only jumped a little because I’m afraid of hurting my back again, but I can feel my hip is okay. I’m excited to be back to skating. And my swim coach said skating was a fine sport, seeing as it isn’t TOO strenuous. Yes, finally a way to avoid the bad parts of tapering. :D