Last week, things were crazy busy at work. I had to facilitate a few meetings and was unable to make my normal freestyle sessions. With that being said, I still managed to skate 3 days last week (as opposed to the 5-6 days on a normal week).
I told Coach B that I was only skating 3 days that week, and I was surprised by her response. I expected her to be disappointed and to half joke about my true commitment to skating, but she said that sometimes a break in a skater's practice schedule is good. I did seem to skate pretty well during the freestyle times that I was able to make, and I also think it gave my brain and body a chance to recover and relax from the previous week's practices.
Coach B said that she has seen a lot of progress in my skating since we started working together 3 years ago. She knew she had her work cut out for her when we first met, and I had a LOT of kinks to work out in my skills. Of course, I still have a long way to go, but it's reassuring to know where I've come from and know that I am a completely different skater than I was 3 years ago.
I'm excited to see how I progress over the next year or so. And I'll try to take a break every once in a while. Not too long of a break, of course, but just enough to recharge my batteries.