Cards against humanity and derby

Today was the end of a 3 day weekend. I had to work some durring the day. However we had friends over for dinner and a card game. We played Cards Against Humanity tonight. We had a great time. It’s a really fun game. I think I could play it forever.

Yesterday was my first ever roller derby scrimmage. I did ok overall. I think i was good at communicating with my team. I was a bad jammer. I don’t think I ever made it through the pack. I wasn’t to bad as a blooper though. I really hope I can get better at jamming. I think it’s fun and would like to do better at it. I had such a hard time breaking through the pack. I don’t know why it was so hard for me. Some of the other jammers made it seem so easy. I had some great jammers on my team. The black attack team had a jammer that just powered through our wall every time. It was crazy. She would hit us full speed and break her way through. I’d love to have that kind of power.

We lost our match even though everyone played really well. We had them on the run in the first half. Things got a bit rough in the second half. I think we were really tired as well. I’m surprised I did as well as I did with it being my first ever bout. I look forward to having more time to practice and improve for the next bout. It was a bit hard joining in for the second one in my first session. I’m excited for session 4 and what it will bring!

Mother’s Day Derby

Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there. Today was my second Mother’s Day. My son was about a week old last year. We had only been home a few days. It was nice not having to feed an infant every 2.5 hours 24 hours a day. I can see each holiday improving. This year was a little tough because the little guy was sick. He is a trooper though. A little fussy but still playing and crawling around the living room. He loves pushing his new wagon that he got last weekend for his birthday. I need to take his 12 month photo and then post my finished collage here. He’s gotten so big.

I joined the Texas roller derby recreational league for their second session. It runs until the end of may. During practice today I had my first scrimmage. It was a lot of fun. I’m not sure I’m very good at any position right now. I hope I get a little better by the end of the month. I also fell twice on my tailbone. I’m pretty sure I bruised it. I hope it heals quickly. It will suck if I can’t play in the scrimmage.

It was a nice Mother’s Day enjoying the things I love. My family, derby, a nice dinner, and a movie with my husband. It was a lovely day, other than injuring myself. Ha.

Morning run

I went for a run in the morning today and it was much better. It was warm still however the sun was not shining due to a storm coming through. It did make it a bit humid though. I decided to run my route the opposite direction. That helped break things up and the hills felt easier that direction. I did another 3.29 miles in 37 mins. I’m thinking about going to the Y soon to run because its getting so hot, even early in the morning now.

That’s it for Thursday. It was a busy work day.

Lunch break run

I decided to take a short nap this morning after my family got out the door for work and daycare. I should have gone on a run before getting to work. Instead I decided to run at lunch. My lunch hour is from 1pm-2pm CST. I had a good run but boy was it hot out! That was my first and last lunch run. It’s just getting to hot in Texas to run in the afternoon. I ran 3.29 miles in 40 mins. I would like to run at least a 5k every time I run. I think I can do it if I run first thing in the morning. It would be great to try and get my time down to 30 mins for a 5k. I might also add a mile or 2 by going farther down the path on the weekends. Next run is on Thursday.

10k complete!

It’s been a while since I last posted. It’s been a busy couple of months. On April 28th I ran my first even 10k! I was even sick and didn’t run the 2 weeks before. I was so excited on race day. I was able to jog the whole way keeping a steady pace. I finished the race in an hour and 18 minutes! Can you believe it. I was hoping to at least finish in 1:40 mins. I even had enough energy to step up my pace at the home stretch.

I haven’t been running since then. My legs were killing me on Monday and Tuesday after the race. I plan to start back up with a jog tomorrow. I’m excited to get back into the swing of things. I am even going to look for another race to join. It would be great to try to run a 10k every other week to help me improve my time.

I guess I can consider myself a runner now. If you want to start running check out the run keeper app and the gym pact app for iPhone. I have been using both to keep up my running. They are very helpful. I also have another app that helps you go form couch to 5k basically. It’s called get running. I highly recommend it. That reminds me I need to check in with a friend that was going to try it out and see how his running is going.

Hopefully I’ll have a more consistent post flow starting today. I would love to get back into the swing of blogging. Until tomorrow enjoy your run!