Yeah, I know. Lately most of my posts are about roller derby lately but roller derby has gotten under my skin in a way that no other sport has.
I didn’t feel this good going to the gym.
I didn’t feel this good playing ball.
I didn’t feel this good doing ANYTHING else.
Nothing has given me the same sense of purpose as derby.
So how badly do I want this?
My sticking point is endurance. The other skills are do-able; I think I could probably pass *most* of them next week.
I’ve always said, I have strength, but no endurance. (way to make something come true!!)
So now I’m in a sport where endurance is vitally important. I have to be able to do 25 laps around a regulation track in 5 mins or less.
How badly do I want this? How badly do I want to be on the “team” and not just fresh meat?
Apparently fairly badly. I’m willing to risk ridicule/laughter by my neighbors by skating in front of my house. I get up at 5.45am and do a Roller Derby Workout substitute.
I will test before the August 27 bout. I’ve got 6 days before the roster is set and 18 days before the bout. That means skating EVERY day until they test again.
I want this badly. Who wants to skate?