Sunday, August 08, 2010

Changing it up

Decision made.

I'm going to take the fall off of skating. That will give me four months to decide if I want to keep doing it under these less-than-ideal conditions that are keeping me so stagnant and frustrated.

I am not thrilled to be making this decision. But I can't come up with a reasonable alternative. For too long I've been dragging myself to the rink, half-assing my way through a session and feeling annoyed that I'm not progressing the way that I used to. I'm not getting better because I'm not trying hard enough. I'm not trying hard enough because I'm not getting better.

Time to stop the cycle.

Time for a break.

In the meantime, I am going to run my first half-marathon - and maybe a few shorter races in the weeks leading up to the big event. I'm going to take those few hours I spent skating every Sunday morning and use that time for searching for/applying for jobs.

When December rolls around, I'll reevaluate. See if I missed skating. Determine if it is time to go back home, if you will, to the world of sequins and Salchows.

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