Wednesday, July 18, 2012


Today is my mom's 5th day on a 'joup' diet. Joup is a word we made up for juice and soup. A joup diet is when you have lots of liquids preferably soup and juice. My mom has a juicer, so she juices anything she has (spinach, celery, cucumbers, carrots, kale, apples, and oranges.) I just finished drinking my carrots and orange only juice, a big step up from the spinach drink she made last week. Addition to our 'joup diet is running around 3 miles every other day and bike riding not to mention my 2 1/2-3 hours of ice skating almost every day. Its not like we have any weight to lose, we just want to be healthier. We will be on a 'joup diet' for only 2 weeks but yesterday my body was very tired and sore. So, we went bike riding instead. Today, we will be going swimming at my mom's friends house, and probably go running in the evening. Wish me luck!

Saturday, July 14, 2012

The Good, The Bad, and the Even Better

Bad news: Moneys tight so I will not be doing the competition in August.
Good news: I will be doing a competition in Valencia late September.
Even Better news: My skates got shipped out from the the warehouse earlier this week, so I should be getting a call any day now.
Other news: I started my 10th grade Literature yesterday, and I will be studying Shakespeare. I know it sound weird that I'm already starting school, but I would like to graduate from school by Christmas next year. I'm really excited to learn about Romeo and Juliet.

Did you enjoy reading Shakespeares plays?

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

A Day off From Skating

Today is my day off from skating. I've been skating for 5 days straight, 2 hours a day plus I went running on Friday and Sunday. So, as you can imagine, I'm a little tired. I will be spending my one and only day off painting my toenails and just hanging out.
I have been working my program for a competition in Valencia in September. I will be skating to The Training from the movie Mirror Mirror. Have you seen it yet? I have not. Anyway, my program consists of an Axel, 2 double Salchows, a camel spin, a layback spin, one back spiral, and a back spiral called a Charlotte. In this element you skate backwards, bring your leg straight up like the splits then you bring the rest of your torso down to your skating leg. Its not as difficult as it sounds, okay, maybe a little.
Its so beautiful outside today. I woke up with the sun streaming in just like the movies. It was kind of cool. Its also going to be a warm day, just like every other day.

Have you seen Mirror Mirror?

Sunday, July 8, 2012

I passed my test with duct tape on my skates

I passed my Preliminary test! Now I can focus on my jumps and spins, at least when I get my new skates.

We ordered my skates in around Feb. before the accident, and around May we called and asked if we could pick up my skates. The order had been lost. So, we had to drive back down to LA (my mom was not happy) to get fitted again. And that was in May; here and I am in July and I have to put duct tape around the ankles of my skates so they don't collapse on me!! Anyway, my coach is really upset that the skates haven't come in yet. I'm going to call on Tue. cause their closed on Mon. Grrr.

Anyway, I passed my test with flying colors. And my mom wants me to take the next test at the end of September. We'll see about that.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

I'm back (again)

Sorry I've been away! I have been a little busy this week.
This week I have been hanging out with my friend Nikki. She my age and so much fun to be around.
This Saturday is my premlimanry test, so here is a video of my freeskate program that I will be skating.
Despite a couple mistakes due to people in the way, I skated a decent program.