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!!!