Monday, March 7, 2011

What was I so worried about?

So, as it turns out... As long as you know your rules, know how to skate and have a great ref crew backing you up, Jammer reffing - even for sanctioned and regulation bouts - isn't that scary after all.

The quiet time between jams...

It was a good derby weekend. I only got taken out once - but they tried at least three times. During one of the attempts, I almost took down everyone else on the inside with me.

My skating continues to improve, but my conditioning is still lacking. I was completely exhausted by the end of the second bout, and my quads are still kind of sore today. I need to drop a bunch of weight, work on cardio and get those skills up-to-par with the quickness.

The next day I participated in a quick photo shoot. I needed a new headshot for the new league's programs, and they throw in a few extra "studio" poses while they're at it. The mohawked helmet plays an important role in mine. I also got one with my new derby wife.

Oh, I didn't mention that, did I?

I asked the Head NSO of my new league, Ms. Silken Tofu if I could be her derby wife (thereby making her mine as well), and she accepted. For those readers who don't understand the concept, I'll make a separate post on the concept of derby wifedom later. For now, just know that she and I have each other's backs.

I actually have a weekend off coming up. Those are going to be rare for the next couple of months. I plan to enjoy it as fully as I can, but I'll probably go skating on Friday night anyway. I think it's a good idea to just skate for fun from time to time since it can seem like work when you only do it at practice or in bouts.

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