An explosion of inspiration

Cathy ZielskeCZ Life34 Comments

Sometimes, when I think I can't do something, I just pull out this photo from the 1982 national figure roller skating championships, and I just know: VICTORY IS IN REACH!


And even though I placed 22nd out of 26, and it looks like my foot is growing out the side of my upper thigh, I still believe.

Cathy ZielskeAn explosion of inspiration

34 Comments on “An explosion of inspiration”

  1. #2
    Elaine P

    And you gotta love the United Championship States. They sound WAY better than our States. After all, they’re CHAMPIONSHIP ones.

    I {heart} crappy text design.

  2. #5

    Can you move next door to me??……………I LOVE your WONDERFUL sense of humor and could spend plenty of time laughing and enjoying some sarcasm with you, Cathy!!……..I’ll bring the margaritas!!

  3. #6
    Lillian Child

    What a fabulous memory that must be! And a great one to draw inspiration from when needed!!

  4. #9

    I had no idea I could spit out my coffee and pee my pants at the same time! This is GREAT! I’m going to be giggling my whole 4 miles today-THANKS!!

  5. #11

    Love this photo:)

    Ok, I so thought of you today!! I just finished a 54 minute power walk with EIGHT running “bursts” mixed in AND LUNGES!!!:)

    And also as of today I have lost 15 pounds!!!!!! WHOO HOO!!

    Cathy…you are one inspiring gal!!!

  6. #14

    Oh man, in that dress, at that time, I skated to instrumental portions from Yes “Roundabout” (that was my opening music) and a bit of Styx (instrumental, i don’t know what song) and a segment from the Santa Esmerelda suite, and then ended with this classic Russian ditty that Scotty Hamilton skated to in the 1980 Olympics.


  7. #16

    Interesting how the colors come back into fashion – they are on trend for now!! Relish the memories of success – that you participated and gave your all.Pretty darn awesome…And by the way, I would totally be up to some rollerskating now at age 50. I relish in the fact I can say Relish twice in one paragraph but also that I can stand on wheels (or blades) [sidebar: each year I vote for an ice skating holiday party at my office and drag my husband out for a spin at an outdoor rink] Just because I can!! Well Done Champ!!

  8. #18
    Julie - i can't believe i missed it- Moreno

    My ipod would say Just because you missed the boat, jump in and keep swimming.
    sorry i realize i missed the window

  9. #26

    You know… sometimes you remind me of a *kind* Sue Sylvester. Just the things you say… I just love your commentary. πŸ™‚

    Thanks for the giggle this morning… err… this afternoon. πŸ™‚

  10. #28
    Heather Tarrant

    I love that you share photos like this with all of us! It’s just the thing I need to put a smile on my face. I seriously need to bust out some of my old school photos.

  11. #29

    GREAT 80’s photo! I just finished a meeting in the basement with my personal trainer, Jillian Michaels! (;

  12. #31

    You go girl!! I am also a product of the 80s and think I am still a star basketball player as I watch the NBA playoffs! I still believe too!

    Dianne P.

  13. #34
    Jen K

    So when can we see the scrapbook page that picture is going to make it onto? You have to tell that story! Music composition and all.

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