Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Salt City was robbed!

I went to the roller derby bout this weekend. It was, as expected, completely awesome. we got trackside seats, so I could reallly watch the ladies' technique. The Salt City Shakers were playing the Lava City High Rollers. Both teams fought hard, but in the end, Lava City won. It was a great bout. I had a brief moment to talk to one of the girls who was off-skates about when tryouts would be. She thought there may be some coming up in the summer. STOKED! That means I will have a little bit of time to get my skates and start learning the easy stuff. I cannot believe that I am actually getting there.
I have an actual sponsor. My good friend "R" has sent me some money to put towards my skates. My ever loving husband, "C" has been working on a side job to earn a little money, which will get the rest of the rookie package I desparately want paid for. Now it is a waiting game.
*sigh* pay faster client!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

So my decision is made, now where do I go from here?

I have decided that I want to play roller derby. I think it looks incredibly fun.

I am in terrible shape though, and have not skated since I was a teenager. So now what? Now I go out and buy some cheap skates, because I can't afford really nice ones yet. I get out there in the parking lots and parks and skate my ass off. I get my balance back. I buy my little girls skates too, so that we can skate together making me less of a bad mom. I go to every bout that I can. There is a 5k walk/run coming up, maybe I will skate in it (as long as they will let me skate), to gauge my endurance.
Will this be enough? We will see. I believe in myself, and I have an incredibly supportive husband. My friends and family are all excited for me to have something that is mine.
Look out Salt City! Here I come!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

this is a test.

This post is a test. I plan on writing more, but right now, I just want to see how this blog looks with a post.