Mine are pretty simple this year
1. Pass gold moves (I did meet last year's goal of TRYING to test them, and did fairly well, aside from not finishing the test)
2. Don't get hurt
I just wanted to update that even though mine were simple, I have failed on both accounts... but to be honest I'm doing okay with that.
1. I became our club's test chair over the summer and it just hasn't worked out to give those gold moves another shot yet - but it's not because I'm not ready, it's more of a "have too many irons in the fire" and I'm just not quite ready to trust that things will move smoothly during our test sessions and commit to testing them
2a. I was in a car crash in April (not my fault and initially I thought I walked away with just some bruises) and I have been nursing some undiagnosed hip unjury since then - I suspect it may be as simple as bursitis (and in that case it's iliopsoas bursitis, not trochanteric bursitis) but it's been frustrating.. and it didn't really start to bother me until the end of October. Some weeks it's fine, and doesn't bother me one bit, then the very next it will be incredibly painful and I feel like I can't do half the things I want to do. Mostly it effects jumps and spinning (but only some spins - camel spins are really the only one that is 100% uneffected, which seems weird to me), MITF seem to be the only thing I can reliably practice lately, which isn't necessarily a bad thing.
2b. I have a hairline fracture in the 4th metatarsal on my left foot following an off-ice toe stubbing incident last weekend - I didn't even think it was that bad at first, but I had this nagging sharp pain any time I stood up on my toes so I went to get it checked out, and it's broken. I'm not in a cast or even a boot since it's not an unstable fracture, just told to "take it easy and don't do anything that makes it hurt". That's all well and good, but I usually can't tell what will hurt until it does.... oops
Thankfully I can take some time off the ice over the winter break (last class day is tomorrow, and it's eval day, which should be fairly easy on me, and I hadn't planned on skating much over the break anyways, so no biggie) and that should be all I need to do to make it better.
However, things that I DID do, despite not setting goals for them:
- I participated in a group performance at a hockey game in January - it was awesome
- I competed for the first time since 1995 (ack!) back in June - and I got first place in both events.
- I willingly participated in my rink's holiday show this year, in 5 difference performances. Some went better than others, but it was a ton of fun anyways.