my team have a double header Bout on the same day London Rollergirls are doing a bootcamp. urrrrrrgh.
It’s gonna have Kamikaze Kitten, Shaolynn Scarlett and Knickerblocker Glory coaching.
My little heart is so torn. DAMN YOU ROLLER DERBY.
I have ordered some fancy tights and socks for Bouty times, next week. My new 187 knee pads are INCREDIBLE, and falling is now painless. I have even ordered some new wristguards because mine are shit (two broken thumbs later).
EXCITED is an understatement.
I have lost 11½lbs in three weeks.
I am mainly doing it to help my fitness and health, but also to help my skating.
…and got a certificate. YAY!
oh I have just missed my 2000th post.
thanks to all that still follow me, even though I post randomness (crushes, roller derby, pretties etc etc)
This time last year I damaged my knee in Roller Derby, but decided not to listen to anyone and continued to skate (even taking part in my first Intraleague Bout). I couldn’t even bend it without being in agonising pain. But all i wanted to do was play and Bout.
Then in February I was on the squad to play my first open Bout against Dublin. The practice before the Bout my knee gave way, I broke my ankle with considerable ligament damage. Since then I have not been able to do left knee falls, because my right side has been so weak. This meant that I have not been able to pass Minimum Skills.
Also throughout 2011, I went through so many injuries I became the Teams Golden Stretcher award winner. I became so frustrated and upset because I was missing out on so many things. But instead of doing something about it, I just decided I couldn’t do knee falls anymore and that was it.
Then the Roller Derby World Cup happened and I saw so many amazing skaters, and I thought I don’t want to give up on this amazing sport. So I decided 2012 was going to be my skatey year. I was going to get fit and be the best skater I could be.
So since the beginning of the year I have been walking, doing the Roller Derby Workout DVD and the Wii Fit. My skating fitness has improved already over the last few weeks.
Last night, I did my first ever left knee fall. Then continued to do them for the rest of the practice (until my skate broke hahaha). I still have a long way to go till Iam back to Bouting standard, but I am happy with my improvement.
I suppose the moral of my story is if you are going through the same sort of emotion after injury, just to keep going. In the words of Kamikaze Kitten… “Never Give Up, Never Surrender”. Believe in yourself and forget what you used to be, and become a new improved skater.