The Road to Rollergirl How I Stopped Being a Roller Wannabe and Started Being a Rollergirl

5Jun/100

Progress! One ass fracture at a time…

I bet you think I forgot, didn't you?

I didn't! At various times I thought about maybe not doing this because I'm a busy person and all that, but I decided not to sell my self short and go ahead and try. I think that the worst that could happen is that I try out, I suck, and I get over it. No harm, no foul. This isn't middle school anymore, after all.

Anyway, my progress for the day was my first roller skating lesson. It was outdoors, which I have never done before, but is it any fun if it's not terrifying?

You know what? For probably the first time in my life, I wasn't the worst person out there. I have the very slight advantage that I skated when I was a kid, so I was a little ahead of the folks who looked like newborn foals with skates on their feet. I can go forward and backward a little. I can stop (!), and I can do that fancy cross-over turn. That's it, but you know, baby rolls, right?

I am proud to say that I only fell once (wasn't that bad because I'm not good enough to go fast just yet), and I managed to totally save myself from a wicked crash too.

More on Wednesday. I'm so excited to actually be working toward my goal. I think I also need to start doing some running for endurance and core training for balance. I say those things like I have even the foggiest idea what they mean.

31Jan/100

Knock knock! Who’s there?

Wannabe.

Wannabe who?

Wannabe a freakin' rollergirl.

No, seriously. I've been a huge fan of the roller derby (flat track, please!) for quite some time now.  I've gone to the bouts, I've followed the drama, I've idolized the players. Basically, it's the only sport I like.

I have a little free time in my life now that I'm not a student anymore, so I figured it's time to stop idolizing and start skating!

I'm a complete non-athlete, and I haven't been on skates since I was a kid. But you know what, the people who started the DIY Roller Derby revolution weren't born with skates on their feet, so if they could do it, I can fucking do it! So I've started this blog to commemorate the process and keep me accountable.

I have a little less than a year until tryouts, so I guess I'd better get on it!