I want to say I’m ok with a slow entry into playing derby. I really do. I want to say that I’m good with being a “part of” but not actually playing.
I will make myself be ok with that until I’m at a level that I can pass all my skills testing. What I’m missing is mostly endurance.
25 in 5
Agility – hops & such
I’m probably missing other things but those are the standouts for me.
So tonight, when the team was scrimmaging, I was the only player there who was not skills tested and I couldn’t participate.
Prior to tonight… I would have pouted, possibly left practice.
Instead I decided to work on endurance. I might not be able to skate 25 in 5, but I’d like to be able to consistently skate 5 minutes. And when I can skate 5 minutes consistently, I’ll increase the speed. I’m averaging about 20 laps in 5 minutes, so I need to shave 2 seconds a lap off my time to make it.
In the 1/2 hour they drilled and scrimmaged, I did 4 sets of skating 5 minutes.
And I will do it every. single. time.
I don’t like feeling like I’m on the outside. I want the OPTION, even if my life doesn’t allow it, to scrimmage and bout. I want the choice.
I’m going to give myself that choice.