Okay, time to document my goals for the year.
1. Land clean Axel in competition
2. Land Double Salchow
3. Land Double Loop
4. Start Double Toe
5. Pass Gold FS
6. Compete in my first Gold/IJS competition
7. 8-rev camel spin
8. Add IJS spins to repertoire
9. Pass Foxtrot and European Waltz
10. Add off-ice routine to my training
I've not been around here much this year, but I've still been skating! It's been a busy year - I got a new job, moved apartments, got engaged, and planned 80% of a wedding. I've met some great skating goals along the way! But not all of them that I set out to at the beginning of 2015.
[y] 1. Landed my first (and only) axel in competition at ANs! I'm incredibly proud of that moment.
[y] 2. I started landing double salchow in November! It was a year to the week after landing my first axel. I really like this jump, but I'm not focusing on it a ton right now.
[n] 3. I did not land a double loop. I didn't work on it much at all.
[y] 4. I did start on double toe. My coach was really happy with my initial attempts, but I lost the feel for it, and quit practicing it because I just didn't have the time.
[n] 5. I did not even take the Gold FS test. I decided that I had more I could do at silver and wasn't ready to move up, so I'm staying another year.
[y] 6. I did skate up to gold in one event over the summer and got an IJS score. It was certainly eye opening! There were a lot of dashes!
[~] 7. I have done the occasional 8 rev camel. It's possible, but not constant.
[y] 8. I have made camel-catch into one of my program spins, as well as an 8 rev cannonball. That's a good enough start for me. I'm trying to develop some strong level 1 or 2 spins, rather than go crazy trying to achieve higher levels.
[n] 9. I did not take any dance tests this year. Because of this, I probably won't be competing in dance at ANs 16
[n] 10. Um, oops. None. In fact, I got worse at even warming up off ice.
5.5/10 - I'll have some thing to carry over for 2016, but I think I may scale back a little!