About 12 years ago, in my 30s, I started LTS lessons at my local rink and had a blast. Then came a move across the country and 2 pregnancies. THEN I went back to lessons in my new state, and all was good with the world. But soon after, in a moment of inattention during a public season, I rode hard over a hockey rut on the flat of my blade, lost my balance and somehow stuck one toepick into the ice (so stupid!). Broken tibia.
I have not skated since. In the meantime, I am now in my forties and have an autoimmune condition that affects the joints and muscles (but which does require that I work to keep in shape). But despite all that, I'm ready to go back. I decided I am sick of watching other people skate and talking about skating. I never could bring myself to sell my skates, even when it didn't look like I would be able to do anything normally again.
But things have gotten so much better thanks to a successful treatment regime. The only exercise I am really motivated for is skating. (I have walking and yoga and the possibility of tai chi, otherwise. Though I have not been doing nearly enough of any of them lately.)
My two sons both agreed (though they swear they hate skating, lol) to do a 6-week LTS season along with me. I signed up for the adult all-levels group. We start in 3 weeks.
Now what?! Now I am sort of terrified, wondering if maybe this isn't premature−should I have worked harder first off-ice, to get my balance back? Not only am I now older, frailer, heavier, post-childbirth, but I'm also out of shape due to drug regimes and years of a chronic illness.
I mean, I know I can start very, very slow. But some part of my mind is also caught up on the leg break. Since that was my last time on the ice.
OK, that's the situation. Any thoughts/perspectives/possible support welcome.