What I Learned from My Third Season of Roller Derby

My league’s A-team just finished their last game at the D2 playoffs in Kitchener-Waterloo, ON, Canada. It was a really exciting bout and I’m happy … Read the rest



Turning Point

It’s not that I don’t have a lot to say, it’s quite the contrary. I’ve just not been compelled to write about my journey in … Read the rest



Downtime

The day after Christmas I debated whether or not to go to practice. Really, what was there to debate? The holidays should be that free … Read the rest



10 Things I Learned From My Second Season of Roller Derby

It has only been eight days since my last scrimmage and it already feels like a year. Off-season started slightly early for me because tomorrow … Read the rest



Best of Derby Makeup 2013

Not everyone gets into putting on a face for bouts, but I do. It puts me into character, not only giving me a boost of … Read the rest



Finding My Tribe

There are days when I am exhausted from the mental and physical demands of being in roller derby. After all the training, volunteering, and recovering … Read the rest



It must be PMS! (or PMDD)

If I had a dollar for every time someone said “playing derby is all mental.” I am still learning what that means. How much of … Read the rest



Say YES to Derby Burnout

Wanting to quit derby hits the hardest around this time. I’m not sure if it’s because we’re at the height of the season or because … Read the rest



You Don’t Understand

“You wouldn’t understand,” says a friend. “I wish you could experience this, and then you’d understand.” Wishing someone else to experience your suffering does not … Read the rest



No Wine May

For the month of May I gave up drinking alcohol, in particular wine. One of the benefits to training for derby is that I don’t … Read the rest