Sunday, August 7, 2011

Has anyone seen it?

I had some friends video my progress, just to see if I was coming anywhere near the correct posture or if I was looking like the Rachel Flatt image of myself that I have in my head. On reviewing the vids, I made a horrifying discovery.

 What happened? 

To be fair, all these backwards attempts are giving my rear a workout, so perhaps I will find it again. In the meantime, I will have to turn a blind eye to myself and focus on what my feet are doing. (Since I can't do that on the ice.)


  1. You may want to ask some of your skating friends about something called 'skater's butt'. If you keep up skating you'll soon be buying nothing but stretch pants. Welcome to the club.

  2. Ah yeah. Skater's butt. And thighs. And ankles. And bunions. Somehow when I started skating I never imagined that 98% of my wardrobe would contain lycra...

  3. I understand skaters' feet, but what happen to the ankles?I understand skaters' feet, but what happen to the ankles?

  4. A new butt to a 34YO woman is a pretty hefty incentive to continue!!

    Also, my right foot was showing signs of a bunion and plantar fascitis before I started skating more regularly, but all that seems to have stopped in its tracks. Either I've stopped accepting that I'm getting old or the skate told my right foot to get with the program.

  5. Oh, the ankles. Don't know if this happens in ice as much as roller (where the 65 and up division has more entries than the 9-12 year old division), but many long time skaters start to develop a distinct line around the top the ankles where the boot hits. Basically the boot smushes your leg fat above the boot line, and after many many years of skating you have very thin ankles and a sudden ridge of leg fat above the boot line. Some of the 50 year olds have it pretty bad, but you can see it on a lot of the 20-something skaters who have been at it for at least 10-15 years.

    Of course, the hard core ones also have scars around the ankles from breaking in super stiff boots that led to cuts and bleeding....