The heisendude kick-started a documentary about the Vagine Regime - a group for/by/of queer roller derby skaters/refs/NSOs. It’s called In The Turn and you can find it on iTunes.
Still here, still skating, still telling you all about it :D
I took a break from posting. Largely due to some family drama and some cyberstalking and just not being in the right mood to deal with all of it. I also took on a lateral move to managing a team four months ago, and that’s been eating a lot of brain power. So lots of starring, some commenting, no posting. I am going…
I just saw this variety article:
On Saturday, I skated in my first tournament. It was a mix-up tournament, so I did not know who I’d be skating with until I showed up that morning. Luckily, I ended up on a team with three people from my team and two or three more that I have skated with in other mix-up bouts.
Last week was literally the worst practice I’ve had in my entire derby career. We were doing a lot of endurance, which I suck at because I have none, and it just felt like I could do absolutely nothing right. Every week we log into this group chat and say what went well about the practice and all I could say is “I did…
I was finally cleared on Monday to go back to skating, after a month off skates, and had my first practice back last night. It went pretty well. I did not scrimmage, so I reffed instead. It’s a lot harder, for me, than actually skating, because when I’m skating, I’m really only focused on about 3 people at at time -…
The derby has been rather quiet of late - I had a massive release I was working on that kept me out for two weeks, plus family birthdays - and now I am recuperating from a concussion. No one’s fault, really, I took a hard hit in just the right/wrong way, and fell back and hit my head. I was wearing a certified multi…
We had a scrimmage last night to prepare for our bout on Saturday. (Denver/CO Springs area GTers - please feel free to come, details here: PPDD vs WRR).
I spent last week off on vacation with the kiddos, but there was still derby happening.
Our fall season of derby started last night, and the first month is always “back to basics” for the newbies that come on board. It really is amazing to me how far I have come in the past six months.
I’ve been following the 30 days of self-care, but not participating, and I have some ideas from that, but what I am looking for more specifically is tips on self-care when dealing with a partner who’s temporarily out of commission.
My husband crashed his bike today while doing bike to work day. He’s okay(ish), but in surgery right now to fix broken fingers/hand. Thus, oh groupthink, I would like your best amusing/distracting .gifs.
Firstly, thank you all for your suggestions on how to deal with negative thoughts. I am making a conscious effort to focus on a) recognizing what I do that is positive and b) contradicting the negative thoughts (example: long weekend made me really tired, so I said to myself “derby is going to be rough tonight” and…
I am rostered for a roller derby bout on June 6th in Rawlins, WY. This will be my first bout. I’ll only have been skating for five months at that point. The team has pulled in a number of roster fillers because this bout was unplanned (the other team had a team drop out, and we said “sure!”). I’m skating and not the…
I ended up not bouting at the beginning of May - I had dropped in on a practice with the team, and their coaching staff did not feel that I was ready.
I was more than little nervous about going to practice last night, because we had an injury last week, and because one of the gals who went to the bout ended up partially tearing her PCL, and another one skipped practice to rest a less seriously injured knee. I went though, and just tried not to think about it.
Last night was our last scrimmage prior to the team traveling to Laramie (I am not traveling, this time!).
Not vicious in a bad way, as in I don't think anyone out on the track was being malicious last night. But vicious in the sense that today I am a collection of aches and bruises after a couple of really nasty tumbles last night.
No adventures in roller derby last week as the children had given me an awful cold and it's hard to skate when you cannot breathe.