Sep, 11

Roller Derby

First off, I wanted to say that I am so thankful for all of our troops and their families for sacrificing so much just to keep our country safe.  That’s a beautiful thing to be so selfless for so many people that you don’t even know.  My family and I will forever be thankful.

So I recently decided to take the plunge and join Pick Up Derby here in Denver.  I’ve been wanting to join for about 4 solid years now.  I decided to stop talking about it and just do it already.  I’m at the very first phase of this journey and let me tell you, it’s intimidating.  I have not been to the skating rink in about 13 years, and that was on roller blades… completely different from skates.  So, it’s been even longer since I had on traditional skates.  Yesterday my sister went with me to the skating rink to get back into it and it was blast!  I luckily didn’t fall at all, but I wasn’t really being a daredevil either.  One step at a time.  It felt good to get back on some skates though.

My goal is to tryout for a team on the Denver Roller Dolls in the near future.  For now, I’ll practice at the skating rink and play Pick up Derby until I get the skills to meet that goal.  I just want to have fun with it.  I ordered a pair of R3 Riedell skates yesterday, so hopefully they will fit great once they come in.

Here are a couple of inspiring roller derby images that I found online to share with you on this fine Sunday.  I’ve learned so much already… I can’t wait to learn more.

Okay, so if you have never heard of Rink Rash, it’s a burn that a skater gets when she falls on a rink and scrapes her skin.  I hear is looks pretty crazy when done through fishnets!  I also, hear that tights and leggings are the gear to wear to avoid this… and that’s just what I’ll do.

Yikes!  I didn’t even think about this.  I’m totally going to have to learn how to jump over fallen ladies!!!

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