New wheels for a roller derby girl

It’s official, half set blue half set purple Fugitive mids are on the way; I will look like a bruise on wheels; awesome.

I tried watching Hell on Wheels again last night (I watched it for the first time much earlier in my derby journey), and you know what? I hated it. Why? I mean, I loved it the first time right? Well, the truth is… there’s not a whole lot of skating in it, and the skating there is ***shhh*** isn’t that great. Who could blame them? They were the pioneers! But I guess it goes to show where my priorities have shifted. Oh and btw, I still watch Whip-It all the time… but I skip through all the talking and just watch the skating parts now 🙂

Okay so because this was a short one, I feel obliged to leave you with something worth having visited for… how about this fun music video?

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Skating in the living room

Ahhhh laminate flooring.

I had a lot of trouble with my t-stops at the first session so I thought I should give them a go in the comfort of my own living room…. much better! Now I’m working on learning how to go from forward skate to backward skate in one smooth motion.. so far it’s not so smooth. My mantra is “trust your skate, trust your skate…”; but so far, no dice. I think that one might be easier practiced in the gym with full safety gear.

I went for the last run of “week 1” of couch to 5 k…. oh, I so did not feel like running tonight. My knees and butt hurt so much from Fresh Meat that I just wasn’t feeling the run for today. I made it through… but still feel a bit nauseous… I think I will have a nice cup of tea and then chase it down with a beer and Hell on Wheels. How’s that for a Sunday night?