So it finally got done. This morning was the first lesson at the ice rink. Somehow I remember the rink being bigger, and for some reason I thought it was on a main road instead of tucked away inside of an industrial complex, but I haven’t been there since I was a teenager and even then I was probably not paying that much attention to the location.
Long story short I had a blast. We learned gliding, sculling backwards and forwards, stopping and a few other bits and pieces. I only fell once but it was a good one, I managed to bruise up both the heels of my hand and my elbow. I can’t wait to see what colour it goes. It was a 25 minute lesson and I could have stayed afterwards to practice but I had to leave straight away to get to a counselling session I had set up.
Which is the other big thing from today. I went and had my first counselling session. It was an interesting experience with the counsellor showing allot of the techniques that I have been learning about. That part of it was quite odd, recognising what he was doing and yet falling for it. But overall it was quite cathartic which is always a good thing.