I just preemptively submitted my derby name to the Powers That Be. Here’s hoping! I’m basically in love with it. It’s my favourite chick name, and it’s ghostly, because one day.. oh god, one day in the FAR FLUNG FUTURE.. I’ll be a jammer just like a ghost. We’re doing benchmarks pre-testing tomorrow. I’m totally nervous. I’m going to go for my...
I’m tracking my food and workouts on Sparkpeople now! I love it. Before I found out I was pregnant I was using it to track my exercises and runs because I wanted to try out for derby and it kind of fell by the wayside. Tuesday, at our last practice before the ice goes down on our summer home, we did a practice run of our 25 in 5. I wobbled a bit because I was really concentrating on...
bruiseberrycupcakes asked: Did you know how to rollerskate before you joined your league?
Well, today I realized just how fresh my meat is. Like, really fresh. Like the damn cow is still mooing fresh. We (the three freshies there today) did conditioning with the ‘big girls’, skating in a pace line. If we couldn’t keep up, they’d whip us, or push us, or yell at us to go faster. If the coach leading the pace line lapped us, we’d have to do pushups. No one...
I'm a busy girl!
I’ve got a bleeding heart for animals. I always have. Last weekend we added a new member to our family of mistfits - Shiva, a ten week old, abandoned, starved, and flea-bitten shepherd cross. Shiva is doing so much better now, I’m so delighted to have her. She heels well beside the stroller, and I’ve taken her and Annabelle on 2-3 hour walks almost every day this week to tire...
22.25 laps, yo.
Sunday we tried our 25 in 5 to see where we were at. I fell once, and again while trying to get up quickly, and then after skating around I was so shaken and wobbly I biffed into the back of a girl on the inside and made us both eat it. After that I was all like fuckit and cheered the other girls on, all the while scolding myself for not getting back up and continuing. Not my finest moment. Today...
I was off today at practice. Really off. I sucked hard. There’s not much else to say about it. I’m slow and weak, but I’m still trying. It’s hard to see others excelling at stuff and not compare myself to them. I didn’t gas out as early today during the walking lunges, but I’m still nowhere near able to tap my knee down and pop back up. My legs were jelly...
I’ve got to do more off-skates work-out. I’m quite flexible, but I have very little leg strength, and a pretty wimpy endurance. This has gotta change. I need a plan! A PLAN. I’m a list-maker- a flighty, scatterbrained, neurotic type, and I don’t quite know where to start. I have an exercise bike, I can go running in the evening, and I have a weight bench and power rack in...
Write about practice? Don't mind if I do!
Derby today was sweeeeeet. Only five of us fresh meat girls showed up, so we got a lot of individual tips and had a stupid amount of fun trying new things. We wove through each other in a pace line, gave each other hip whips and skated in a pack. It was really awesome - I love learning the stuff that directly translates to actually playing. It’s nice to be trying things beyond the basic...
Today I learned:
.. to chicken my arms during baseball slides so they don’t become speed bumps. .. that you have to let go of the person in front of you when they try to go to the end of the line in the train of pain, or you will go for a ride. Especially if they’re really good and happen to stop and turn on a dime like some kind of superfreak. Ahem. .. my big dumb mouth guard should go die in a...
Getting back on track
In the last year I’ve done a lot of things for my health (and the health of my baby) October 2, 2010, I quit smoking for the second time and I haven’t had even one cigarette since then. It was also the day I found out I was pregnant. I quit coffee and cut out almost all other soda as well. Fruit juice is a major vice of mine, but I try to replace it with lemon water, plain water or...
I can't believe I'm doing this.
I’ve wanted to play roller derby for a few years, but it was always a pipe-dream type of thing until the league started up here. I found out about it, and started running and trying to train myself for the day that they would call for Fresh Meat. A few weeks later, I found out I was pregnant and it was all put on hold - but I was a woman obsessed. The upcoming Fresh Meat boot camp was...