Saturday Vibes 💫 knowing when your body needs a rest. We talk a lot about the importance of recovery and learning to listen to your body. Allowing your body to heal, replenish its energy stores and rebuild both physically and psychologically is crucial for long term health and fitness. A quiet night tonight and well deserved rest day tomorrow to be present and enjoy a belated Mother’s Day with Shells Mum.
Netflix and chills it is ❤️✌🏼
Kylz & Shell 💋
Pre Classic day 1 highlight? Seeing Olympian Lopez Lamong pace the two miler. If you haven’t had a chance to read his autobiography “Running for my Life,” add it to your list.
Immigrants, we get the job done 💪 🇺🇸
Q: It has been a long time since you performed jumps at a public performance. What is the current condition of your ankle?
A: The types of jumps I am practicing are still restricted, I am currently practicing the axel, toeloop and salchow as rehabilitation. The situation right now is that I have not commenced training difficult entries and exits. As for the loop, lutz and flip, I felt pain (when he performed them) during the Olympics. As long as I am not attempting them I do not feel any pain.
Q: What about the new challenge of the 4A?
A: It is in the position of something I would like to do soon. As I am still in the process of rehabilitation, it is not the case that I can practice it properly. The situation right now is not one where I can practice it at shows and events. I do not currently have my sights set on such a difficult jump.
Q: The rules will be amended in June.
A: As they have yet to be finalised, I would like to refrain from making any clear statements. But no matter what kind of rules are put in place, my love for figure skating will not change. After all, as long as I am skating, I do feel that I want to win and stand at the top. I want to adapt to the rules, and in doing so skate with the confidence that I can win.
Q: Please give us more details about the extent to which you can jump right now.
A: Regarding the lutz and flip, I am not doing the 1Lz or 1F and am also not practicing the take off. For the loop I am practicing the form, and the 1Lo. Little by little, doing it once or twice a day, I have reached a point where I am able to do it. As for the axel, salchow and toeloop, I have become able to do the 3A, 3S and 3T.
Francesca my superstar❣Just looking at the videos of the warm up for today's ride: this gorgeous girl was not intimidated by a big time Olympian in the warm up, traffic right next to her, or weird greenery - she is just amazing! 💖
MADISON CHOCK AND EVAN BATES MOVE TRAINING BASE TO MONTREAL (5/25/18) – Madison Chock and Evan Bates announced today they will begin training with Marie-France Dubreuil, Patrice Lauzon and Romain Haguenauer this summer in Montreal, Canada. Most recently, the team trained under Igor Shpilband in Novi, Michigan. “We are so appreciative to Igor and his team,” Bates said. “He helped us advance our careers and reach new heights and we are very thankful for that.” “We’re really excited to start a new chapter in Montreal,” Chock said. “I’m looking forward to getting back on the ice this summer once I’m fully recovered from my ankle surgery.” Chock and Bates, who are six-time U.S. medalists and two-time World medalists, finished fifth at the World Championship in Milan. The duo has been to two Olympic Winter Games together, while Bates skated at an additional Olympic Games with partner Emily Samuelson.
Chock and Bates will join the American duos of Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue and Kaitlin Hawayek and Jean-Luc Baker in Montreal. ➡️ http://www.usfigureskating.org/story?id=91522&type=media
Oh Sepp! I really don’t know where to start. I was nowhere near the elite level for bobsled when we met. From day one you were tough on me, expected more from me and challenged me to be better. You were honest, even when that meant telling me things I didn’t want to hear. Then about half way through there was a shift, my skill level increased, I began to show promise and you made me acknowledge when I had done something well. I can’t count the number of times I have called you crying, frustrated and feeling like I would never achieve my dream. You never gave up me, you always answered the phone, you made me feel heard, you made this crazy goal of becoming an Olympian seem possible. You helped me navigate the scary times of uncertainty, especially Olympic year. You would say “if everything was already decided and easy you would be bored.” You are an AMAZING coach, by far one of the best I’ve ever had the privilege to work with. The last few days have been really hard. I have fought to change minds but I guess my opinion doesn’t matter enough. I’m not done yet though, you know me to well to know that I will never stop fighting for what I believe is right. Thank you Sepp and it has been an honor to work with you! I’m already jealous of whatever team gets you next! It has been an honor to know you and I hope you know I consider you family. ❤️ @seppplozza @elanameyerstaylor @teamusa @usabs @darrinsteele @ibsfsliding
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6 hour town hall
Walked about 14K steps and 27 flights of stairs
Hit the gym for an hour, 13 minutes elliptical, back weights for high rows, mid rows, reverse sit-ups, bicep bar curl, iso curl, hammer curls
Got some support and protein at @hercscityplace thanks @arty_hercs
And met @cherylpounder11 (shouldn't she be verified, wtf???). Sorry for the bad picture and I will remove if requested
Random side note - playing baseball as a kid I wore 11 or 13 all the time too