Previous Entry: September 2, 1998
November 8, 1998
Hi, I am sorry that I haven't written for so long! I have been very busy.
My last entry was from the end of Summer! Well, school started. I am in a
new school, Harwich High School. It's a big change from the school that I
went to last year, since we are using different books, and the school system
is a lot harder than last year. I hope that next term goes better than the
On October 23rd-25th, I performed in Nancy Kerrigan's Halloween On Ice. That
show was so much fun! I loved every second of it! My most favorite part of
the show was being with my favorite skaters, such as Kurt Browning. He is
very nice! I skated well, and one of the biggest surprises was to see myself
on t.v! Another thing about the show which I enjoyed was getting my face
painted. The makeup artists were very good, and I think that all the skaters
loved to get made-up.
Right after Halloween On Ice, I had to start to train extremely hard for New
Englands. I knew that it would be a challange for me, because I was planning
six triples in my program, including a jump which I had never tried in
competition before-triple lutz. In practice, it was taking me a long time to
start to land all these jumps in my programs.
On Wednsday, I had my qualifying competition. We have to skate our long
programs, and the top six moved to the finals. I won, although I wasn't so
happy with the way I skated. The next night was the short. I was so happy
when the skating order for the short came up. I drew to skate 1st, which is
my favorite spot to skate! I love it so much, because I don't have to worry
about how the other skaters did, I can just think about myself. I did a clean
short, landing my triple flip double toe. I was very happy when the short was
over, because I knew I had to do everything perfectly! The top six junior
ladies all skated clean, which is something that you don't see everyday! I
came in first after the short.
Then, yesterday was my long program. I drew to skate last, which is my least
favorite spot to skate. After the warm-up, I don't like to watch the other
skaters. If I am skating late in the group, then I usually take my skates
off, and jump around in the locker room. I wasn't at all thinking about the
jumps or anything in my program before I skated. I was just thinking about
having fun, and smiling.
The first jump in my long program in triple lutz. Going into it, I was
holding my breath. I thought that for sure I was going to fall. The next
thing I knew, I was on my feet! I watched the video this morning, and my face
is so funny! I couldn't stop smiling : ) Then, I did spread eagle triple sal,
which is one of the easier triples for me. My next jump is a triple flip. I
was just thinking, don't mess up! When I landed it, my smile was so big! The
rest of my program was perfect, and I landed two more triple toes, and a
double axel half loop triple salchow. When I got off the ice, it felt like I
hadn't skated at all. Everything felt so easy. That was one of the greatest
feelings in the world.
I won the long, and got first overall. Now, I have to start to train hard for
Easterns,and I hope to make it to nationals!