Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Backwards Crossover Dream
Yes, I still do dream about skating. :) Recently I had a dream that I was out there, skating somewhere, and suddenly I was doing backwards crossovers like I'd done them all my life. Effortless and flowing. In my dream, I was thinking to myself Oh! This isn't as hard as I thought it would be! (But of course, in real life, it IS as hard as I think it is. LOL)
I"m always happy when I wake up from a skating dream. My subconscious is trying to urge me to keep practicing, making it seem easy so I'll feel inspired to continue. :)
Nice going, Rene. Proud of you and the progress you are making.
Did you used to be a figure skater??!
I used to be a figure skater, I came 4th in the young British championships, would have been around 1988/1989 or something.
One day I was rehearsing for i think it was either a double axel or the salchow? and i had the most horrendous fall, bruised my entire body, concussion etc and kind of lost my confidence to skate and its one of my biggest regrets as i would have been a professional skater by now. Ive still kept my Riedells and Grafs! though.....
Hi goldenstate! Wow, you must have been great! Sorry you had such a bad fall. :( I've only been skating for 2 years (started at age 50!). I'm nowhere near doing a jump or anything like that .... yet ... LOL. I fell once when I was first learning to spin and hit my head very hard on the ice, but I was determined not to lose confidence...I got back up and skated about 15 minutes later...but had a sore head for a long time after! I am really really enjoying this sport!!!
I've had the odd figure skating dream too. Last one was about doing the Salchow. It was before I could actually do a Salchow (and before I was required to) but I had been trying (and failing) all the same. I was very confident about them when I next went to the rink, and then disappointed when dreams and reality didn't match up. I went to a skate camp shortly before doing Skate UK Silver (the level at which you are required to do one). They broke it down into lots of small steps and I did my first one there. By the time I had my first silver lesson a week later I was doing them.
Backwards crossovers took me ages to get, mainly because I didn't like practising them because I couldn't do them and felt self conscious. One day, when I had the day off and the rink was fairly quiet, I pushed myself to practise them, and practise them I did, for hours. Thankfully I cracked them on that day. I guess the key for me is to just knuckle down and do them ad nauseam.
Hi mralston! Thank you for reading and leaving a comment. I know what you mean about practicing something over and over until you crack it! I was wondering, when you finally did a Salchow, did it feel the same as when you dreamt about it?