Oh wait. Yes it is :p
Sorta. Kinda. Not really.
So I don’t get to skate as much as I want because I don’t want to ruin my bearings and it rains here. AND we don’t have indoor practice space.
Which means that in order to get into derby shape and build my endurance, I need to find other ways of exercising.
So I’ve been doing some reading.
It started with the Roller Derby Workout DVD. I bought it. Its quite good, and I curse and swear all through it. It works the appropriate muscles and I like it 🙂
And of course there’s always Jillian Michael’s Yoga DVD. That’s yoga for masochists. It’s a GREAT workout. Also, great for flexibility and shaping your body.
I need to build endurance and increase my cardio, so I’m thinking about the Couch to 5K plan. I’ve never been a runner – but this looks like something I could do. I don’t have to DO it in 9 weeks – I can always choose to repeat days or weeks while I build up my endurance. At any rate – its a beginner’s running program – and I never did do that 5k run I’d planned. I think that if I were to start now – I could do a 5K run by my birthday 🙂
The other thing that has me going hmmm…. is Tabata Training . That looks like something I could do. I’m good with short bursts of intense energy. (or at least I like to tell myself that I am) I’ve never seen this but I look at it and think – 4 minutes of intensity…. I could do 4 minutes of intensity. After all, my derby endurance is 5 minutes of intensity…
Those are the workouts that I am inspired to do outside derby practice.
See? I told you it wasn’t about derby… not entirely.