Back on wheels

Today I was able to have a test practice with the Rockin’ City Roller Girls derby team. It was so much fun. Everyone was really nice and friendly. It was also great just to be back on skates. I don’t have a lot of free time when I can strap on a pair of skates and practice. I definitely want to continue to practice once a week. It’s such great exercise. I haven’t been doing a very good job of running a few times a week. It would be good to have a mandatory practice once or twice a week. I would love to make their Wednesday practices work but I’m not sure i can get there in time after. I may just have to give it a try to see how it goes. I better step it up with the running as well. I’m going to try and get a couple of runs in this week due to the holiday. Hopefully it won’t be so cold that it deters me from running. I do not like to be cold.

Im really excited to join their league in the beginning of the year. It’s great to have a league closer to where I live. Driving way down to south Austin every week was just going to be to far for me. It will also be fun to see the league change as it grows. It’s fairly new and it has a great group of ladies so far so I think everyone will see good things from them.

After skating today I realized I need some new gear. My wrist guards look like they may be unraveling. They are also pretty worn. I’m going to have to make a list of things I would like to replace so I don’t forget and can slowly replace one thing at a time. I also notices the Velcro strap on my skates is pulling away from the leather. The stitching that holds it on is pulling loose. Hopefully they will last a while longer. New skates are not on the list anytime soon. 🙂

Well I hope everyone else is having a great Sunday. I’ll try to post some more and stop disappearing.

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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.