Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Seeing What I'm Getting Myself In To

Last Saturday my sister came to stay the night with the girls (my first night away from B) and we went into the city to see a Roller Derby bout.

Two of my best friends accompanied us, one of whom we spent the night with. None of us had ever seen roller derby live before. The seat were pretty uncomfortable and I think it's safe to say that I was more into it than the people I was with but they cheered (or boo-ed) anyway.

There was a girl that played for Fargo whose name was 'Skaty GaGa'. She was my hero. She was an excellent Jammer (point scorer) and played blocker equally well. She wasn't a big girl but man could she throw a hit. And take one!!!

Now that I've seen a live bout I'm confident in saying that I'm sure I can do this. I'm loving it and I'm loving me doing it. I don't know if my body really is changing or if I'm just feeling good about myself because I am amazed at what I've been able to get my body to do ON SKATES!! (Jump, complete 25 laps around the track in 5:21 (I need to do it in 5 minutes, so close!) Use my teammates body to propel myself forward.)

This is a pretty awesome video I found of one of the teams that we saw this weekend which also happens to be a team we could be playing against at some point. Eek!


joven said...
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elizasmom said...

I am so psyched on your behalf! Also: Yay, chick night away from the kiddos! (We love them etcetc but a break is so awesome, yes?)