Wednesday, February 16, 2011


This probably qualifies as a "filler" post, but I'm so excited to share my other and newer passion with you: skating! As you probably know, I tried to start playing roller derby in June 2010, but promptly tore my ACL. If you must ask, I skated into a brick wall.

In August I had my ACL reconstructed, and as of the end of December 2010 I could start skating a little again. For the first six months, I have to wear a knee brace. Because I'm nervous of further hurting my knees, I also wear knee pads, even to open skate sessions.

Because of the knee pads and brace, I pretty much have to wear tights. But I don't want to be a weirdo wearing tights in front of little kids, so I put shorts over them. Then I claim they're "cute." See how cute?

It really is like I'm still a little kid sometimes. Whee!

Maybe I don't know how to stop perfectly, but I can weave my feet in and out a little. I'm so proud of myself!

Then I get lapped by eight-year-olds who can skate better than I can. Little punks.

But I have so much fun skating on weekend afternoons! Sometimes it's the most exercise I get, but it's actually a great workout. My sides usually even hurt from balancing.

And I'm scared of falling. Or skating over kid-fingers. And a lot of other things.

But someday I will be real derby girl! And I'll make this face when I play:

And I'll skate SO fast that all you'll see is me looking back at you while you try to catch up.

No, I'm not delusional... Why do you ask?

So fast I'm just a blur!

Okay, I'm done now.

After this one more picture DeVeeM took. (She's a way better photographer than I am!)

1 comment:

Stefanie said...

Thumbs up, girl! Your hobby seems so much more constructive than mine... and tons more fun!