Monday, August 2, 2010

Roller Derby Dreams

With roller derby tryouts only two months away, I finally got my skates and pads.  Yesterday I suited up and took off on my gorgeous black skates...then wondered what the hell I was doing!  It was as though I had never skated before!  I wobbled here, there and everywhere, all the while thanking the universe for my pads and wishing I had one for my butt.

But I perservered and it wasn't long before I was zooming all over the netball courts.  It was freezing cold and getting dark and I have never felt more alive.  The best thing was that Miss 12 & Miss 10 were skating along beside me and Mr 7 was lapping us on his bike.  We had so much fun and I've never sweat so much in my life.  I hope that I make the roller derby team in October but if I don't, its a great way to spend time with my kids...and if I don't lose weight doing this, I never will!


  1. Oh my goodness! How awesome are you. I am way to chicken to ever try out for something like that so will cross my fingers for you and live through your stories! Good luck!

  2. This is fantastic! I was one of the 3 ladies who started a roller derby league in my old city (Lafayette, Louisiana), it was a blast! Good luck with try outs :)