Last night was the second in a series of "skate with a derby girl/fresh meat help sessions" and of course, I went. I got some help with my posture, and some tips on where to start crossovers for optimal power rounding the turns. I worked on balance and endurance. I can skate forever at 75%, but haven't been able to go full bore due to the fact that I practice at a crowded rink and prefer not to break anyone's children. I have just over two weeks. Can you say anticip............ation?
On to the "don't point and laugh" part. I was skating with Miss Mafiosa, the FM captain, and we were just talking and she was giving pointers on confidence and going over what I need to know. She encountered a vet from another league who is hoping to join SCDG and they had been half-heartedly trying to do a trick together. They attempted again. right where there is a high point in the track. They fell. I laughed. A lot. then I fell too. I managed to land on the rubber coated chain link fence which blocks the lap track from the bouncy houses in the middle. I skinned my inner arm on the fence and my elbow pad actually got caught on the fence. Can you say OW? I knew you could.
I now have four winner bruises, which are four different colors and swollen. I can't wait to see what it looks like tomorrow, as it is 10 times worse today. Maybe I will put up a picture.
On the positive side, I got a lot of compliments from other girls trying out that had come to the last "skate with a derby girl" night. THe last one, in case you didn't know was in August, roughly two weeks after I got my skates. I have worked HARD to improve and I feel so much more confident now.
Now to convince Mafiosa and Contessa that I should be a member of SCDG.
Think positive for me beloved friends. I need all the positive energy y'all can muster!