Lyrical: Absolutely nothing. Today was one of the most horrible days I've ever had on ice. I actually cried all the way home.
Laugh, clown, laugh: I hate to say it, but I'm beginning to think that Synchro was a big mistake. It didn't help that I was exhausted today after spending all of yesterday driving back from my conference. I just couldn't keep up. I was a mess. She went over more of the choreography and while I can do the moves, I'm not used to doing mohawks and three turns at high speed--even just some of the basic skating while holding onto others is almost frightening at the speed we need to be moving at. I balked out of things a couple times because I felt like I was going to tilt over. Hubby and I drove home miserable. I was in tears and he wasn't feeling much better. He's having trouble with the steps and getting everything in order, much less while holding onto someone at high speed. We are the two lowest level skaters in this group and the choreography just feels too fast and too complicated. I know I can get it with work, but NOT at high speed in one month!!!! We tried to basically do it with the music and there were points where I was just being dragged along in fear. I don't want to complain, but this seems to be too much for a beginner team--the program just seems very ambitious for newbies of varying levels. All of us came off the ice very subdued after realizing how the program was supposed to move with the music. My only comfort is that come of the other skaters were having trouble with it, too. I think we're going to need to talk at regular lessons tomorrow as a group, because if the synchro coach doesn't make this a little simpler or at least slower, both my husband and I will have to drop out. We don't want to hold everyone back.
I haven't felt this lousy about my skating in a long time. I'm sitting here at work still feeling miserable. I know I shouldn't let it get to me, and I know I'm exhausted and in bad need of a vacation, which will luckily be next week. After making so much progress in other areas recently, I felt like a complete idiot who couldn't stay on her feet today. Its just too much, too soon. Hopefully, we'll be able to work something out.
Hope your skating week goes better, everyone. I've got to just shake this off and be up for my regular lesson tomorrow.