Advice!I may just start every post with an exclamation point this week.
DQ reader Richard White sent me this advice when I posted earlier today about my back killing me: stop looking at your skates.
Well, he's entirely correct. I've always looked down at my skates, mostly because ice is so freaking slippery and I never felt stable. Which turned my upper body into a fish hook shape.
I went today and looked straight ahead instead, wore a back brace, and it made a HUGE difference in how I felt. I still suck, but my back wasn't screaming in pain every second I skated, which means I can get more work in and get past those first 15-20 hours sooner. Those hours are always the toughest.