Angie Waibel . My very best wishes on your upcoming training and
competing. I know the physical struggles that you are dealing with and I
am so inspired by how you give so much to figure skating. THIS is a
part that I love about my sport. I may be old and my body broken, but I
don't think that that feeling you get when your blades hit the ice, the
sound, or even the smell of the ice ever leave your heart. I am unable
to compete and at times I miss it. However, seeing my little girl feel
the same love and see her spirit lifted by it really moves me and it is
enough. Hearing what you go through daily to come back to what you love
is also very moving to me and you have become a wonderful role model and
inspiration for Lillian. She remembers watching you at Skate for Hope
and out of every group and skater there, she remembers liking to watch
you. Of course she loves the Olympic and National stars and spending
time in a show with them, but she also sees you as a big star in and I
want to wish you our heartfelt best. We'll be watching and cheering you
on. Shine on! Keep going and my little star is hoping big things for you
I had an incredible lesson yesterday with Genia. I really enjoy working with her. She humors me, compliments, corrects, makes me do stuff again and really teaches. I have learned so much and she is happy to see how much progress I've already made.
Having a back injury is forcing me to slow down, not rush things. Something Genia mentioned time and time again in my lesson. Slow down on that three turn. Don't rush that. SLOW DOWN! Its not just my coach that is saying this, but also my body. And both are taking to my mind and body.
I am finding great peace in my life when I slow down other parts as well. Scripture study--slow down, think, ponder. While driving- turn off the music. Or change the music. Something different. I'm attending the temple and feeling great peace there- quiet. Shhh...peaceful, slowdown.
This injury has also helped me slow down my skating- and not focus on getting bigger and better skills. I am at peace with the statement "I will not jump above a lutz". I actually feel so FREE saying that. My coach is really happy too. She keeps saying "There is nothing wrong with that!" and she understand that we are all human and we need to watch our bodies.
I am still doing PT, Massage and Chiropractic. I'm seeing big changes. I'm seeing new strength. There are set backs but the best thing is, you stop, and look back to see how far you've come. I've come A LONG WAYS since July!
I am Super Angie...a regular mom, who is sure her neighbors can all hear her scream at her kids. A regular mom who is trying to keep her house tidy, but often gives up to go update her status on Facebook. A regular mom who loves ROCK CLIMBING, ICE CLIMBING, FIGURE and SPEED SKATING and TRAVELING. A regular mom who adores her SUPER husband, her Super son Dallin, Super son Brennan and Super daughter Tanith. I am Super Angie and I believe in finding the SUPER moments in the everyday small and simple things we do.