… don’t sit on your ass for a month and then go back to derby. Just keep going
… don’t go back to derby for the first time in over a month and expect to be at the level you were at the end of last season.
… don’t let your teammates down by not showing up to derby.
… don’t let yourself down by not showing up for derby.
… don’t forget that derby is your sanity. It’s what will keep you going even when you feel like giving up on life.
… don’t stop drinking water. It makes you feel good.
… don’t forget how awesome you feel when you work out.
… remember that regardless of how much your ass is dragging at the beginning of practice, you will feel on top of the world at the end of practice.