Mental Reset

I have been at derby practice 3 x since hitting my head.

First time, I got a splitting headache and left early.

Second time, I was shaky and unsteady on my feet.

Tonight, the third time, I felt like I rocked it.  I was comfortable on my feet, I could keep up and I felt strong.

I had spent most of my day in tears.  I had spent half hour snuggled up to my man crying just before dinner.  I could barely keep myself together to go to derby.

I went anyhow.

And I’m riding on a derby high.

OMG I love roller derby.  I fucking love this sport.  I fucking love how I feel when I play – especially scrimmaging and bouting.   (THANKS SUGAR RAI!!!)

I love watching people try new things.

I love working on a skill that I haven’t yet mastered.

I love mastering that skill.

I love how I feel after.

I so needed the mental reset.

I so needed derby.

Someone said tonight that roller derby is like therapy.  It is in a way.   It’s a comraderie of women whom I wouldn’t have gotten to know otherwise who support and love each other.

And the endorphin high is incredible.

Exercise Underutilized


About sunnyjane

On a journey of fitness, health and healing. One blog focuses primarily on health & fitness ( and the other is about my path through widowhood ( Life is a Journey. I'm learning to enjoy the ride.
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