Roller Derby Boot Camp Day ONE

oh my goodness! i had such a blast at roller derby! i was so afraid, nervous, etc – but i met some great ladies and had so much fun!

the session was supposed to start at 7:00pm but there was a tiny tot’s birthday party going on…so we started at 8:30pm. Yikes! Nobody got out until around 10:30pm.

waiting until the birthday party is over…there is a large crowd of girls to my L and R as well!

Because I was in the beginner’s class – DAY ONE, we did a LOT of stopping and falling.  It was super fun.  The group was a tad less than 20 girls, but halfway through half of them left!  A small group is quite helpful :)
I didn’t get hurt or bruised this round, either! [We just won’t count my face plant earlier today during my own personal practice!]

So! One Ibuprofen down, one Saint Arnold’s Lawnmower [been craving one for DAAAAYS] later…I am about to crash into my bed. Oh what fun I have discovered 😀

P.S. don’t forget about my giveaway!!! 😀



  1. I've been keeping up with your tweets – I think it is SO cool that your following through with the roller derby!! I saw 'Whip It' in theaters and I thought it was def a kick-ass flick! Don't think I didn't consider it, but mostly since I live with my rents, I just think they'd be so worried if I kept coming home with bruises + scrapes, haha. So I know this isn't the important part, but when do you pick names? I loved Drewburyoumore – muahahahaha!!


    ok bye!

  2. awesome go you! I was going to go to my local roller derby but they meet on a Sunday morning and Wednesday evening to practice – both nights when I have church stuff on. So trampolining on a Monday and Swimming on a Friday (and maybe roller skating round my neighbourhood when I get some) will have to do for now lol

  3. roller derby looks amazing. they have a couple teams in hamilton and ivan has been trying to get me to join for years, haha. a few of my friends used to do it and it looked really fun. maybe one day!
    have fun!

  4. lydia – ya! i hope every sesh is as fun as the first 😀 the derby girls that were helping out were sooo nice!
    raven – haha it's funny because i talk to my mom about it but she doesn't know what roller derby is…so she is just excited that i'm being athletic. haha
    talia – for real! 😀

  5. han – what is trampolining? that sounds AWESOME!
    elycia – you should do it! i was surprised at how quickly i overcame my fears!
    carrie – thanks! i just hope i can stay positive when i start getting hurt more often. hahaha

  6. ashley you are too funny! ya! team feisty! 😀
    jess – i'm doing everything backwards! i'm going to a bout the 21st…but started the boot camp first 😀
    hey carmen! i was looking for your name to see if you came. maybe next time! :)

  7. dairy ashford roller rink!! ahhh…that takes me back to fifth grade where it was the ONLY place to have a birthday party.

    how fun on the derby! sounds like it was a blast.

  8. Girl, you are one tough cookie if you're doing roller derby! :) Guess they don't call you feisty for nothing, though.

    So, I'm going to try a Saint Arnold's Lawnmower this weekend. That's my goal. I've never heard of it before, but I love trying new beer. Thanks for [inadvertently] recommending it!

  9. suzanne – i haven't ever been to that roller rink! although it felt like i had. they all look the same! 😀
    ashley – nah, they didn't quit. but since the lesson went later than usual they had other compromises!
    jenny – haha team feisty! yaaa i like the lawnmower. i only tried it for the first time in june! i'm not really into beer. BUT a drink that i do LOVE is strongbow :) [more of a cider!]

  10. It takes a lot of guts to do this! So, so awesome. I broke my ankle roller skating in the 4th grade… haven't put a pair on since. But at least I've been ice skating since.

  11. hi may! i hope i still want to do it once i get real banged up! haha :) that's cool that you ice skate! i always feel like a clutz on the ice!
    amanda – aww that sucks! you think one day you'll have health insurance? once you do…DO IT! 😀

  12. Alright girl! Keep the derby posts coming . . . I am currently living my derby life vicariously through you. 😉

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