While I joined up with a derby team all the way back in the summer, it isn’t until now that I really feel comfortable calling them my team.
I think some of the better roller derby experiences I had have been when traveling and dropping in with other teams. Maybe they were on their best behavior or maybe they were just as supportive as they all seemed. No matter the case, they were awesome.
Now I’m on one of those awesome teams.
And the workout! Oh lawdy! I am so excited about the fitness factor. Our practices are designed to help us build our fitness while keeping it safe.
Both my right and left side body were worked during my first couple scrimmages with the team.
And let’s talk cardio for a second. This is explosive cardio. Yet, the way our league runs, you can pull back and listen to your body without being chastised. The beauty of a rec league. I really love that because it’s such a yogic way of living.
Speaking of which, here’s some of us having fun after practice doing standing pigeon.
Did you notice my new leopard print pads! Heck yeah! It’s only been a gajillion years since I invested in new protective gear (which I now know was insane). They made the biggest difference. No more bruised and swollen patellas. Woo!
It really took the worry out of getting hit. I’ve always been able to take a hit and fall, but now I can do that and not get injured. Ah, magic!
XOXO Rebs. See ya next week!