Had my first lesson for this year - since last year actually. I have to say I was so nervous and worried since I had surgery last month April, but had the clear from my doctor. It all turned out nice, my coach is amazing - she took it slow and worked out a plan to getting me back on track - one week at a time.
Going back to basics:
In figure skating no matter what level - when there is a long absence, it is always wise to start slow and back to basics: cross overs, mohawks, 3 turns and edges. Coach told me "okay Diana, we are going back to Beta techniques" wow, really? But guess what? that really help me tremendously, it got my heart pumping and my skates on the ice for sure.
Attempted Spin: well I tried to do a forward spins and I have to say that - I was so embarrassed because it was an epic FAIL = this is something I have to work on for sure. Coach said its because I was not skating consistently, as I should but it will come back with practice.
Single Jumps: she decided to let me try 2 jumps waltz jump and a salcow. My first waltz jump was small, then she had me do a few more and the last one was AMAZING - coach could not believe the distance and height from that jump (axels) woot woot. Then my salcow, it was good but not as they should be, this is my favorite jump.
Overall, it was a great lesson and I am looking forward to more....getting myself ready for my goals this summer and hoping to test in the future.