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...