Today was an important day in my skating. I landed my axel on the first attempt which was during a run through of my gold program during a lesson with my coach at 6:20am this morning! HUGE in my personal quest! I have been landing the axel for a while and had only done it with the program in pieces, never as part of a full run through. BTW, I did get all my spins and the other important elements too in the run through. This was a big hurdle.