grrfeisty: Roller Derby Boot Camp Day ONE

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

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 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 :D

P.S. don't forget about my giveaway!!! :D


  1. roller derby seems so fun!
    i hope you have the best time with it, girl.

  2. 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!

  3. haha! Holy moly, what an adventure. Roller derbies are so fun!

    Talia Christine

  4. 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

  5. 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!

  6. That is so awesome! Congrats on making it through the first day! :)

  7. SO pumped for you! i'm team grrfiesty all the way! ;)


  8. That looks like so much fun! I would love to go to a roller derby!

  9. Yeah! Glad to see you went out and tried it out!

    I thought I'd be there last night, but I had to run a travel team practice.

    Good luck!

  10. lydia - ya! i hope every sesh is as fun as the first :D 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 she is just excited that i'm being athletic. haha
    talia - for real! :D

  11. 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

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

  13. 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.

  14. They left, like quit? Wow, must be rough! Yay for no new bruises!

  15. 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!

  16. suzanne - i haven't ever been to that roller rink! although it felt like i had. they all look the same! :D
    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!]

  17. 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.

  18. you're so lucky! i've wanted to do roller derby *forever*, but i don't have health insurance :(

  19. 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! :D

  20. Alright girl! Keep the derby posts coming . . . I am currently living my derby life vicariously through you. ;)

  21. awesome! i can't wait until the next sesh :D

  22. I have heard of the roller derby and always thought about joining, but figured it would be too tough for me...but you enjoy it? and they are welcoming to beginners?

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