What I Wore to work: black marshall's dress, black rue 21 polka dot cardigan, yellow statement necklace was a gift, black rack room ankle boots
Today the Winter Olympics is trending around the world and if you live under a rock the winter Olympics starts today! This girl is excited (pointing my finger at myself)! My favorite sport (since I was 9) is figure skating. There are some fashionable dresses, beautiful figure skating and amazing talents. It takes real athletes to pull off those jumps and spins! The spins are quite beautiful. Look for the Layback spin with catch-foot and Biellmann spin! (pictured below) There are some challenging lutzes and axel jumps in the programs too and quite the crowd pleaser. I look back and remember jumping around my room and practicing the spin positions. Sort of difficult on carpet! I would stay past my bedtime to watch the programs and sometimes go to school cranky. Especially the year Sasha Cohen took home silver! One year, it was a challenge for me to attend vacation Bible school because Michelle Kwan was skating. My aunt rewarded me by having it taped and watching it later.
Below are some of my all time favorite skaters. My favorite skaters at 9 was Kristi Yamaguchi and Nancy Kerrigan. I remember Kristi winning gold and still have a poster of her. My mom still had it hanging while I was in college. Now, it's at my home! Figure skating can have it's injuries too. I thought after Nancy was clubbed in the knee she would be out of the game. After her attack on the ice, Nancy Kerrigan gracefully returned to skating to win silver.
I look forward to watching the skating this year. I think all eyes are on Ashley Wagoner. Thanks for taking this journey down memory lane with me!