I think every roller derby athlete (skater, ref, NSO, volunteer) has some sort of pre-game ritual. Here's what mine looks like so far.
Game Day Morning
Finalize my outfit. Basically I wore the same thing as the game before, but with a few tweaks.
Make gameday granola bars. Recipe to be posted this week.
Walk my dog. Last time I went to practice and regretted it because I was too tired. But I wanted to get up and moving a bit.
Eat a small healthy breakfast washed down with a plain homemade skim latte. Get the metabolism going in a good way.
Tidy up the house. I'll be too tired to do this for a while.
Game Day Afternoon
Try to relax around the house.
Make sure all gear and clothing is ready to go.
Do hair and makeup an hour before I need to leave.
Work on balancing my emotions to find a happy medium between pumped-up and calm.
What's your gameday ritual?