Workin' The Basics
Today's lesson was all about this pattern JJ has been working on me. To recap, it's a progressive/crossover (both blades on the ice the whole time), uncross and into an inside spread eagle.
The spread eagle is actually getting easier, which amazes me. It's all about transferring the weight on the (soon to be) back foot to the ball of the foot and just letting it come around. I'm still having a lot of trouble doing this. I can do the crossover if I reallllly bend my knees (this is a good lesson for me to learn!) but then uncrossing it is not happening yet. We made some progress though.
I get a little frustrated with this as it feels like "why do I have to work on this stuff?" but then I remind myself that if it were easy for me to do, it would not be worth working on, but since it's clearly difficult, then it's the kind of thing I need to work on and be able to *readily* do.