On the plus side, I'll have next monday off for Presidents Day. I don't know why my office celebrates Presidents Day, but I'm not complaining. It will be a welcome relief from the usual pain of mondays, but it will make next tuesday worse of course. You don't get anything for free.
I just checked my calendar, and I have only 2 more regular skating practices until the national championships. Eeep, that's not a lot. Hopefully we'll do okay. Last night's practice was kind of uninspired. I was discussing it with one girl, and she said, "I feel like I'm skating through a dream." Yeah, me too. Just never really felt connected. Kind of roboticly doing what I was told, going through the motions. I think a lot of us were like that. Maybe because it had been longer than usual since our last practice?
They gave us last sunday off, since we'd had the midwestern championships all day prior. But this means it had actually been 2 full weeks since our last "regular" practice - the short competition ones we have are much different. Maybe that was enough to throw everyone just a little off, leave everyone a little distanced. The coach kept yelling at us, "Wake up!" Fortunately I skated fine despite that. We all did. It was a decent practice I'd say.