Adult Nationals! Or, why a DC Hairdresser fianlly fulfilled his figure skating dream

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  1. manleywoman

    manleywoman podcast mistress

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    The US Adult National Championships start TOMORROW in Bensenville, Illinois :cheer2:

    I'm looking forward to competing myself on Friday afternoon. I'm 8 months out of having a baby and only train a mere 2 hours a week, so I consider myself fortunate that there are only two of us in my group so I'm guaranteed a silver medal. :lol: But my goal for this year was to just get back in shape after baby #2. I'm not all the way there yet, and have a few pounds still to go, but I can make it through my program with an axel and three level2 spins, as well as five other singles. Next year I hope to get my double jumps back in. :)

    But I'm also looking forward to meeting this guy, who is the newest member of our crazy adult skating ranks. He also happens to be the hairdresser of one of my best friends from college! It's his first Adult Nationals.

    Anyone else here competing? Or just coming to watch?

    BTW, If you plan on throwing tossies to me, I like vodka. :p
     
  2. Triple Butz

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    Best of luck, and congrats on being there and getting back into shape!
     
  3. AndyWarhol

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    good luck!! :)
     
  4. Jemestone

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    Good luck and have fun :cheer2::cheer2::cheer2:
     
  5. suep1963

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    Don't forget to report in! Good luck! :)
     
  6. overedge

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    Woo-hoo! Have a great time, everyone!!
     
  7. julieann

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    Good Luck!!!
     
  8. shan

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    :cheer2: Good luck manleywoman!!
     
  9. Bournekraatzfan

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    good for you and best of luck! :cheer:
     
  10. Holley Calmes

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    So proud of you Manleywoman-and also the hairdresser who follows his dreams! That must be so much fun. I've also always wanted to skate, and I bet I would've been better at skating than ballet. I have some excellent butt and thigh muscles! :lol: But alas-not too much rink time to be found where I live!

    Very best wishes! Keep us updated!
     
  11. flyingsit

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    Have a good time, manleywoman, and I hope you meet your goals! I won't be there, I don't compete any more (I'm actually not even skating at the moment), but there's nothing like AN.
     
  12. fsfan22

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    Great story ... just proves that it's never too late to follow your dreams!

    Best of luck at Adult Nationals! I just got back from Canadian Adult Nationals in Charlottetown. It's one of my favourite competitions to attend each year.
     
  13. LilJen

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    LOVE the story. Wish I could be there, but y'all are in my thoughts this week!! Don't forget to look for teena, aka the author of Skating on Air (she'll be there signing books)! (Actually, you probably already know her--both of you being skater types in the same area.)
     
  14. Debbie S

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    Good luck, manleywoman! Skate great and have fun!

    I'll also give a shout-out to my clubmates and all the DC area and UD skaters, and all the others I know who are competing. I won't be there but looking forward to watching programs on IN.
     
  15. Rob

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    Hey, those of us in DC should go get tiffed at his salon sometime.
     
  16. Daisy18

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    Best of luck, Manleywoman!! :cheer2:
     
  17. doubleturn

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    Good luck manleywoman!!
     
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  18. PRlady

    PRlady aspiring tri-national

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    I thought that too! And of course five colleagues sent me the story this morning asking if I know him. :rolleyes:
     
  19. jjane45

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    Thanks for sharing the article, it had me giggling / rolling eyes at a few places.

    Best of luck to manleywoman and all competitors this week!
     
  20. Fergus

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    The Power of Peggy!!! :cheer2:

    :kickass: manleywoman, Mickey, and all the other cool cats living the dream. :)
     
  21. Lanna

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    Good luck! Hope you have an awesome time! :cheer2:
     
  22. skatesindreams

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    Thinking of you, manleywomen.
    Awaiting your report.
    Enjoy!
     
  23. Yazmeen

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    Adult Nationals...someday... Still need to finally get back to a regular skating schedule and painfully but exuberantly rework my technique per my coach. Best of luck out there, we'll all be rooting for you!
     
  24. wouldacoulda

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    I met Mickey at Adult Week in Lake Placid, and am happy to hear that he'll be competing at Nationals. He's a fun guy on and off the ice. Good luck to everyone competing this year - just go out there and have fun!!!!
     
  25. Sylvia

    Sylvia On to GP & U.S. Sectionals!

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    Best of luck to you and kudos for being there. You made me smile and now I can think about is tossing vodka to the skaters. Have a WONDERFUL time.
     
  27. skatemommy

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    Good luck and happy skating to all competitors!
     
  28. purple skates

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    Manleywoman got better than silver. :cool: Congrats! Enjoy that shiny new gold medal! :cheer2:

    I did two events yesterday, and have my last one tomorrow. Bronze in dance, and no medal but the freeskate of my life (so far ;) ). AN is always a great competition, even when things don't go well - which happens to me more than I care to remember. :lol:
     
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  29. Debbie S

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    Congratulations to manleywoman and sk8er1964! :cheer2:
     
  30. shan

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    Congrats!!