Roller derby is a sport where you can continually get better. You just keep going, you push harder, and you get better.
I have been on skates 3 times since January. Once on my own with a friend. Once at a “try it” night. And the last time at the first fresh meat practice.
There wasn’t a *lot* of endurance skating at that practice.
Tonight, we did a benchmark 5 minute skate. How many laps can we do in 5 minutes?
I believe, if memory serves me, that at the testing back in January, I did 22 or 23.
Tonight… I did 23. 23 fucking laps. After being on skates only 3 times.
I’m so excited. I can only get better. I WILL hit the 27 in 5 (or better!) by testing.
I WILL be on the team. I WILL bout next season. I WILL.
I am sofa king excited. I feel strong. I feel confident. I feel empowered.
It’s been a long time since I felt this way. I. feel. amazing.