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Posts: 216 10/8/13 1:57 P
Skatename: $2 Pistol
Skate number: .45
How did you get into Roller Derby? My friend saw in the newspaper that there was a derby meet and greet at our local rink. She didn't want to go alone so I went with her. I thought I'd just get involved to skate for exercise, but something clicked and I really NEEDED to pass the assessment and get on a team. So glad I went for it. It's been a blast and I've made some really awesome friends. Never in my wildest dreams did I think I'd get into playing derby.
Five things you like: After parties, being drenched with sweat after a really good practice, my team, dark chocolate, flavored vodka.
Five things you dislike: Seafood, people who don't volunteer, monkey sprawls (four point fall drills,) willful ignorance, weird meat
Best Roller Derby Moment: Passing my assessment on the first try. One of my top 5 moments in life!
Personal Derby Quote/Mantra: "Do one thing every day that scares you." - Eleanor Roosevelt
current weight: 188.0
Fitness Minutes: (1,410) Posts: 171 9/25/13 4:09 P
Hey all. Looks like this group might not be really active, and I see most of the intros are by Fresh Meat around the world. Well, I am a retiree.
Skatename: Kat Ekizm (Jet City Rollergirls, Everett, WA / Treasure Valley Rollergirls, Boise, ID)
Skate number: 669
How did you get into Roller Derby? Some of my mama friends started a league just north of where I lived, so I went to hang out with them. After much goading, they got me on skates. The rest was history!
Five things you like (doesn't have to be Derby Related): Derby (skating, watching, cheering, coaching, the injuries), yarn, books, my husband, movies.
Five things you dislike: moving, derby injuries(it's a love/hate thing), running out of coffee, catty immature bitches, politics
Best Roller Derby Moment (So Far...) My entire career as a skater, and some as an NSO.
Personal Derby Quote/Mantra: Well behaved women rarely make history.
Well behaved women rarely make history.
8.0 Inches Lost
Fitness Minutes: (8,642) Posts: 835 9/25/13 3:23 P
I thought I had posted here a while ago, but I don't see my post. So, here I am!
Skatename: Damage N' Dash
Skate number: 480
How did you get into Roller Derby?: Purely accidently. I was looking up skate times for our local skating rink when the Omaha Rollergirls website popped up!
Five things you like (doesn't have to be Derby Related) 1. Racing any car that the owner will let me jump into 2. My family (includes boyfriend of 4 years, cat and dog) 3. Feeling of accomplishment after a really hard practice 4. Sewing, arts and crafts, creative things 5. Shopping
Five things you dislike 1. Mayonaise 2. Rude and inconsiderate people 3. Fake people 4. Toe stops falling off 5. Witnessing derby injuries
Best Roller Derby Moment (So Far...) I used to roller skate a lot when I was younger (10 -16 yrs old) Never anything like derby, just rolling around the track in junior high and high school with friends. I started playing roller derby at 27. After 11 years off skates and only 5 months of contact skating, I was asked to join our All Stars team. I am overweight, out of shape (to date), and have a lot of work to do mentally for this sport. To be invited to skate with the best in our league after such a short amount of time, is priceless to me.
Personal Derby Quote/Mantra: 'To get what you've never had, you must do what you've never done'
One of my teammates has this quote on a Nike shirt. Coming from being a total couch potato, I think about it A LOT.
"Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there." Will Rogers
Pounds lost: 0.0
Posts: 477 9/24/13 4:06 P
London?! How cool!!! Congrats on your girls making it to Champs!
all time high of 204 in 2007. Have never gotten back there but never have I reached my low either. GRRRR time to get serious!!!
current weight: 180.0
Fitness Minutes: (330) Posts: 2 7/24/13 9:56 A
Skatename: Notorious P.U.G
Skate number: 453
How did you get into Roller Derby?: I always hated sports and exercise but after watching my first live bout, everything changed. I wanted to get fit so I could be one of those girls, and I did it! I failed 3 times but finally got into London Rollergirls fresh meat. I'm now in the Recreational League, and my next goal is to make it onto the C team.
Five things you like (doesn't have to be Derby Related): Roller Derby, Pugs, Tea, Chinese food, my partner
Five things you dislike: Mornings, Spiders, Dry Skin, running out of food, 'reality' shows
Best Roller Derby Moment (So Far...): Kamikaze Kitten (one of our A teams best Jammers, probably one of the best Jammers in Europe) was coaching us for skills practice. We split up into skill level groups, and she took me out of my group (which contained a few newer players) and put me into a group of vets, and said 'you should be with other more advanced players' - this was a huge boost to my confidence.
Personal Derby Quote/Mantra: "LOWER"
Fitness Minutes: (1,514) Posts: 3 7/23/13 12:29 A
Skatename: Sonic Screwdriver
Skate number: 42
How did you get into Roller Derby?: I've rollerbladed since I was little. I saw Whip It in college and was like I could do that! I waited a few years til I had graduated because I thought I was too busy. I scoured the internet for the time in the town I had just moved to for my job. After I watched a few games I was hooked. Joined up during a bootcamp in August of 2012 and have loved/lived it ever since.
Five things you like (doesn't have to be Derby Related): ROLLER DERBY, Doctor Who, cats, math, orange juice
Five things you dislike: Mushrooms , ignorance, bad penalty calls, burpees, mornings
Best Roller Derby Moment (So Far...): Right after my first official bout with my team, I played in a mash-up game against some of my teammates. Knocking down our best blocker during one of the jams was one of the proudest moments I've had so far.
Personal Derby Quote/Mantra: No matter how many times you fall, get knocked out of bounds, get hit, or trip over your own two feet just keep skating.
current weight: 205.0
Fitness Minutes: (230) Posts: 9 6/12/13 12:33 A
Skatename: Fresh meat! I've got a name in the wings, though, on the off chance that I pass the test on Saturday.
Skate number: N/A
How did you get into Roller Derby? One of my best friends from high school started skating for Cincinnati. I was interested, but too intimidated to try out for the Cleveland team. Then, when there was a flyer in the grocery store in Middle of Nowhere, MN, I figured "What the hell".
Five things you like (doesn't have to be Derby Related): Cats, books, disgustingly processed food (in moderation), ridiculous things that make me laugh, naps
Five things you dislike: 27 in 5, snow, listening to people eat corn on the cob, the feeling of having to sneeze but not actually sneezing, things being stuck in my teeth
Best Roller Derby Moment (So Far...) Going hop/jump/hop and nailing guide feet through cones
Personal Derby Quote/Mantra: Oh $h!t, constantly. I am the potty mouth in our boot camp.
current weight: 174.0
Posts: 54 5/9/13 12:08 A
Spark name: Mexenia
Skater name: fresh meat( so fresh it says moo when you poke it), no name yet, but lists of ideas- thats one of the fun parts
No number yet
This time last year we went to a bout on a wild hare, by the end of the first game a friend was already signed up on chat boards and researching her skates. That friend joined the rec league but stopped after an slight injury. After the start of this season we agreed to go together. I showed up, she did not. Her loss.
AND my kids ran into a friend of theirs at that first game and found out she was on the junior team. It took a while to kit them out but my 2 girls skate with the jr. League. My little one just leveled up and can scrimmage with the team now, the other is still with the newbie pack, but shes not as physically inclined. They both love it.
5 likes: sci-fi/action movies, men in kilts, belly dancing, making jewelry, sweet potato fries
5 dislikes: my crap metabolism, ignorance to facts, my job, raw fish, being allergic to bacon
Best roller derby moment: watching my kids improve every week at practice
Derby mantra: suck it up cupcake, this is derby!
Edited by: MEXENIA at: 5/9/2013 (00:11)
Pounds lost: 0.0
Posts: 5 5/7/13 8:40 A
Skater name: Shimmyshake
Skater number: 124k HP
How did you get into Roller Derby? I went to my first bout back in 2010 with my husband and a friend and fell instantly in love. Bought some skates on-line (mistake) and hit a local rink, realizing it had been around 25 years since the last time I roller skated. I started attending clinics with my local leagues and wound up joining one of their rec/training teams. My league had mid-season tryouts in 2012 and I MADE IT!
Five things you like (doesn't have to be Derby Related): Wilco, playing guitar in a band, my family, my friends, Wilco (I have an obsession)
Five things you dislike: Tib/fib fractures that happen 5 freaking days before the start of my first full season, gaining weight from not being able to do anything except sit on my butt due to stupid tib/fib fractures, jerks, my Dad's TBI, picking up after all the males in my house
Best Roller Derby Moment (So Far...): Getting drafted. Being a mid-season draft, I only got to play in 1 bout my first season (and I stunk) and then I broke my leg right before this past season's first bout so I'm hoping my best moment is yet to come!
Personal Derby Quote/Mantra I won't sit down and I won't shut up / Most of all I will not grow up
Posts: 15 5/2/13 2:48 A
Skate number 34.5
How did you get into Roller Derby? a local team got started and I joined as soon as I heard
Five things you like (doesn't have to be Derby Related) weiner dogs, sleep, derby, derby, derby
Five things you dislike 27 in 5, heat, stupid people, my lack of fitness.
Best Roller Derby Moment (So Far...) After breaking my ankle the first time i put on skates, i have fallen and not broken anything since, i call that a Personal Derby Quote/Mantra Derby Stance!
current weight: 197.0
Fitness Minutes: (2,223) Posts: 34 4/20/13 10:17 P
Introduce yourself to the group here!
Skatename Fresh Meat
Skate number Fresh Meat
How did you get into Roller Derby? I saw the girls at a Christmas parade and called them the next day!
Five things you like (doesn't have to be Derby Related) Derby, derby, derby, chocolate and derby.
Five things you dislike Being tired and out of shape, 25 in 5's, shin splints, asthma and my will (or lack there of) to quit smoking.
Best Roller Derby Moment (So Far...) When everyone on the team agreed that though I am 5 foot tall and tiny compared to the other girls that I am one of the hardest hitters on the league.
Personal Derby Quote/Mantra Bitches Get Stitches
Pounds lost: 25.8
Fitness Minutes: (2,067) Posts: 26 4/16/13 4:28 P
Skatename: Sugar Skull Crusher
Skate number: i8u
How did you get into Roller Derby? I saw a local poster for roller derby bout so I went to it and absolutely fell in love with it as soon as I saw girls with fishnets and crude names!
Five things you like -blue hair, cheetah print, crafts, tattoo, makeup!
Five things you dislike: washing dishes, time trials, suicides (the exercise..well and the act of taking ones life..but I meant the exercise drill!) , faded hair, calories!
Best Roller Derby Moment (So Far...) Learning how to stop!
Personal Derby Quote/Mantra: Not mine but what I always hear: Better to get knocked down than knocked up!
current weight: 205.0
Fitness Minutes: (0) Posts: 2 1/28/13 2:01 P
Introduce yourself to the group here! Hi there. Another one not new to SparkPeople, but new to derby and looking for anyway to get better while getting smaller and stronger. I've lost about 70lbs over the last year+ by training for a half marathon that was completed last February. I've also lived through a sprint triathlon and then decided to join derby to cap off 2012. I'm looking to lose about another 100lbs for vanity's sake - not sure where I'll end up though.
Skatename: Scar-lette Sometimes - The Cure is my favorite band
Skate number: 1081
How did you get into Roller Derby? I'd seen things around town for a few years, but was really intimidated. My nail technician was talking about how she loved it and told me that bootcamp was starting in August and gave me the email to get in touch. They had a great fresh meat organizer that was super positive, so I went. Everyone on the team is really helpful and friendly and they only want to help you get better. I love my team!
Five things you like (doesn't have to be Derby Related) Cooking, good beer, dog agility, derby videos on YouTube, and MINI Coopers
Five things you dislike: bad attitudes, housework, superiority complexes, dirty workout facilities, and burpees
Best Roller Derby Moment (So Far...) blocking a vet skater (who is awesome), off the track then staying on her after she got back on and hearing her say "oh not you again!" I couldn't help myself, I clapped like a little girl right there during the jam.
Personal Derby Quote/Mantra: Not mine but what I always hear: "Just keep crossing, just keep crossing!"
Fitness Minutes: (3,350) Posts: 31 1/1/13 2:13 P
Hello! Not really new to sparkpeople, but I needed some help getting back on track after some things happening in my life. A little bit about me...
Skatename: Nerdy Talker
Skate number: d20
How did you get into Roller Derby?: Our team up here in northern B.C., Canada just got rolling this past summer. When I heard they were looking for people, I signed up!
Five things you like (doesn't have to be Derby Related): Dogs, gaming, hiking, derby and knee socks (I think I might be addicted to them.)
Five things you dislike: Broken tailbones (see below), green peppers, loud noises, mowing lawns and pineapple.
Best Roller Derby Moment (So Far...): My most infamous moment: Breaking my tailbone after missing the landing on a jump. I skidded a good three feet across the concrete on my butt and saw stars for a while. Got back up and kept skating though, since I didn't realize it was broken at the time. Next day proved otherwise.
Personal Derby Quote/Mantra: You know, I don't think I really have one... Hmm. I'll have to come up with something!
current weight: 230.0
Posts: 59 12/26/12 5:09 P
Hey there! I'm Vix, live in California on the beautiful Central Coast; born and raised in San Luis Obispo, CA. I'm 37; have a 13 year (well: on 1/12/13) daughter and have been married to my long time boyfriend of 12 years since 09'. I have a little dog (chi/pit/lab mix) that I am obsessed with named "Maggie Mae". I'm about 5 feet tall and ROUND! LOL!! Whatelse??? Uahh.....k thats it for now, on the the rest of the list! LOL!
Skatename: Monarch Massacre Skate number: 4ME
How did you get into Roller Derby?: I have always loved to skate and watched a few cousins do derby as a kid.....so naturally I wanted to give it a shot! But the local rink was sold, and i never skated again.....UNTIL NOW!! WOOT! LOL!
Five things you like (doesn't have to be Derby Related): Animals, Music, Family, Walking my dog, Captain Morgan! LOL!
Five things you dislike: Liars, Cheaters, No it alls, Mud, Money
Best Roller Derby Moment (So Far...): Had a Fresh Meat, meet and greet! It was a BLAST!!
Personal Derby Quote/Mantra: Hummm...... IDK? I'll have to answer that one once I get my fresh meat feet wet! LOL!
Hi! I'm brand spankin' new to derby and right now getting my skating essentials down.
Skatename: Don't have one yet, but I have a few ideas for one.
Skate number: Don't have one yet, but I know a number I'd like to use
How did you get into Roller Derby? I remember watching a King of the Hill episode where Peggy and Luane get into banked tracked roller derby and that remained in my head. We have a couple of local teams here and the idea has been in the back of my mind for a couple of years but never thought it was for me. One of my friends posted something on my facebook related to a derby boot camp and said that I should do it. I checked out one of the team's recruiting events, watched videos upon videos on youtube, watched a couple of practices, ordered gear, now I can't wait to go to practice.
Five things you like (doesn't have to be Derby Related): anything martial arts related, heavy metal and rock, skating, cooking, my two kitties
Five things you dislike: moochers, negativity, bills, fake foods, stupid drivers
Best Roller Derby Moment (So Far...): Knowing that I can do crossovers (for the most part) even though I've never been able to do them my entire life
Personal Derby Quote/Mantra: Just skate through it, keep on skating.
"Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right."
current weight: 173.2
Posts: 14 8/23/12 12:01 P
Hi! I'm still fresh meat, but I'm happy to see that there's a roller girl SparkTeam!
Skatename: don't have one yet
Skate number: don't have one yet
How did you get into Roller Derby? I was looking for something to do that would make exercising fun. One of my co-workers had been in roller derby for a while and encouraged me to join. I'm still pretty wobbly, but I'm hooked!
Five things you like (doesn't have to be Derby Related): Making stuff (knit, crochet, mixed media, sewing, etc), Doctor Who, fairies, snuggling with my sweet baby boy, and peanut butter
Five things you dislike: fake people, fish, people who are obsessed with celebrities, taking out the trash, and non-constructive criticism
Best Roller Derby Moment (So Far...): Being able to finally skate at a decent pace without falling (Did I mention I'm pretty wobbly?)
Personal Derby Quote/Mantra: It's ok to fall down, just make sure you get back up!
Edited by: CIMORENE5 at: 8/23/2012 (12:03)
current weight: 153.0
Posts: 15 8/21/12 10:52 A
Hi everyone! I just recently joined spark. good to see other derby girls on here!!! Here's my info:
Sparkname: KMAL021 Skatename: Pixie Bust Skate number: 21 How did you get into Roller Derby? I saw a bout 2 years ago and needed to do it, I've been skating ever since. Five things you like (doesn't have to be Derby Related): jamming, biking, pumpkins, snow, beer Five things you dislike: complainers, excuses, birds, olives, cats Best Roller Derby Moment (So Far...): We were down like 20 points and it was last jam and I got lead and scored the points for the win Personal Derby Quote/Mantra: Always raise the bar and keep skating.
current weight: 152.7
Posts: 200 8/19/12 4:11 A
Hey there, I joined the group a while ago but have been busy so my intro is late. Looking forward to learning more.
Sparkname: Judini Skatename: Muffy Merkin Skate number: 2-15 How did you get into Roller Derby? I saw an information/recruitment flyer for an info night and signed up. Five things you like (doesn't have to be Derby Related): Frogs, stars, cats, David Bowie, Blue. Five things you dislike: mushrooms, pineapple, how fast my lawn grows, August (sooo hot), Christmas stress. Best Roller Derby Moment (So Far...): I guess the first time I got lead jammer in a scrimmage against one of our vet jammers. Personal Derby Quote/Mantra: Keep on skating, keep on skating.
current weight: 170.5
Posts: 15 8/15/12 4:57 P
Skatename: Vicious Van Goth (still waiting on approval, tho)
Skate number: 1890
How did you get into Roller Derby? I used to skate a lot when I was younger (mostly rollerblades, tho), and found out about roller derby a few years ago, but didn't have time or money while I was working full time. My husband joined the Army last year, and we were recently moved to Ft. Sill, OK, and I haven't yet gotten a job so I have plenty of time to skate! :)
Five things you like (doesn't have to be Derby Related): reading, writing, arts/crafts, Dr. Who, sharks, foreign languages, tattoos...
Five things you dislike: rap music, drama, pink, heights...
Best Roller Derby Moment (So Far...): The director of the Freshmeat practice telling me that I'm getting better every day!! :D
Personal Derby Quote/Mantra: I can do anything for 10 seconds...
Pounds lost: 30.0
Fitness Minutes: (5,126) Posts: 31 7/29/12 9:14 P
Introduce yourself to the group here!
Skatename: Freshmeat - haven't certified yet!
Skate number: N/A
How did you get into Roller Derby? My friend Lizzy Stardust brought me to a practice in January!
Five things you like (doesn't have to be Derby Related): reading, playing board games, painting, anime, and roller derby!
Five things you dislike: having to be pushed/ pulled during pack laps , drivers who don't signal, country music, coffee, feeling hungry.
Best Roller Derby Moment (So Far...): Finishing the cardio; successfully doing a dolly rocket! (I think everyone else calls them a "cut'?
Personal Derby Quote/Mantra: 2 more laps...
current weight: 188.0
Fitness Minutes: (5,126) Posts: 31 7/28/12 10:42 A
Hello! I'm Katie and I practice with the Harrisburg Area Roller Derby. I started in Jan. and am making slow but steady progress. I hope to get great ideas for improving my skating form and endurance among so much else!
current weight: 188.0
Fitness Minutes: (19,222) Posts: 487 6/1/12 11:44 A
From one Maims to another...welcome! My derby name is Maime, but everyone calls me Maims. ;)
current weight: 123.5
Fitness Minutes: (6,819) Posts: 25 5/31/12 3:52 A
Skatename: Miss Maims
Skate number: Don't have one yet, hoping for 180.
How did you get into Roller Derby? I've loved it for a few years now but nothing too serious. Last year while pregnant I decided I would do it after I gave birth. I spent every day looking at derby stuff on the net to keep motivated. Six weeks after having my daughter (who is three months now) I joined a rec league. I bought my skates the day before I started so I was greener than green, last time I skated was inline in 2007, I hadn't skated on quads since I was 8 so 18 years ago! I'm still in phase one (out of three) but every week I see a huge improvement. I hope I'm bout ready by my high school reunion in November next year. That's not to say I'm not pushing myself now though :)
Five things you like (doesn't have to be Derby Related): My family, reading, watching bouts, cats and good food.
Five things you dislike: Arrogance, cleaning, being sick, bills and bad drivers.
Best Roller Derby Moment (So Far...): Doing crossovers for the first time. I'm still a bit scared of them but each time I push myself I improve. Also not having to use my hands to push me up from knee slides is awesome!
Personal Derby Quote/Mantra: 'Suck it up princess' I say it to myself every time I fall down.
Fitness Minutes: (0) Posts: 3 5/26/12 7:38 P
Skatename: Kris Lepain
Skate number: 58
How did you get into Roller Derby? My sister joined our local-ish leauge. I wanted to do it, and she wanted me to do it as well. She got me all of my gear for Christmas, and I was finally able to start in March on my 18th birthday. :D
Five things you like (doesn't have to be Derby Related): Skating, color guard, tennis, sleeping, going to Steak n' Shake
Five things you dislike: Marching in Indy 500 parades, backstabbers, not being able to do something (like a skill in derby and such), snakes, math.....
Best Roller Derby Moment (So Far...) : Getting my turn stop down. :D
Personal Derby Quote/Mantra: I don't have one...:/
Pounds lost: 0.0
Fitness Minutes: (1,428) Posts: 12 5/17/12 4:11 P
Skatename: Veronica Shank
Skate number: 417K
How did you get into Roller Derby? I worked with some women that were part of a league and thought it would be fun to get into. That was 2 years before I told my best friend that we should do it together. She started a year before I did ( took a while to save for skates and gear). So it was actually 3 years before I started. I've been part of the AZRG since March and I am loving every minute of it!
Five things you like: Coffee, lazy Sunday mornings, spending time with my BFF, movies and reading
Five things you dislike: Not having a car in AZ during the summer. I dislike this so much that it equals five things. :)
Best Roller Derby Moment (So Far...): The first time that I fell and really hit my head. This is my favorite moment for a few reasons. One; after this moment my fear of hurting myself diminished by 90%. Two: I learned the importance of Derby Stance. Three; when I recall on that moment I draw inspiration to improve and know that with every practice I am becoming stronger inside and out.
Personal Derby Quote/Mantra: Be afraid, be nervous, with out these things you can not be brave.
Pounds lost: 15.0
Fitness Minutes: (835) Posts: 18 5/14/12 4:46 P
Introduce yourself to the group here!
Skate number: 1213
How did you get into Roller Derby? I wanted to try it out so I went to a practice with the local league and never looked back.
Five things you like (doesn't have to be Derby Related): Working out, skating, my daughter, shopping, and Doctor Who
Five things you dislike: Fakeness, playing dirty, ignorance, traffic, and ants
Best Roller Derby Moment (So Far...) My first scrimmage. It was against my twin sister and she hit me so hard. I will never forget that hit.
Personal Derby Quote/Mantra: "Never give in, never give up, never quit trying!"
Never give up, never give in, NEVER QUIT TRYING!!!!
Pounds lost: 2.0
Posts: 4 4/11/12 11:44 A
Skatename: Cocoa Booty
Skate number: Exit 247
How did you get into Roller Derby? First I saw a flyer at a local pizza place. A few months later, a friend of mine posted a bulletin on MySpace (ha! Remember Myspace?) that the local team was recruiting. I showed up at one practice not knowing how to skate and have been skating ever since.
Five things you like (doesn't have to be Derby Related): skating, live shows, road trips, laughing, kitties!
Five things you dislike: people who don't use their blinker and negativity. I can't think of 3 more things.
Best Roller Derby Moment (So Far...): When I finally learned how to execute a tomahawk stop. :D
Personal Derby Quote/Mantra: "The trick is to combine your waking rational abilities with the infinite possibilities of your dreams. Because if you can do that, you can do anything."
Edited by: KEESTIBUDDY at: 4/11/2012 (11:44)
"The trick is to combine your waking rational abilities with the infinite possibilities of your dreams. Because if you can do that, you can do anything."
Posts: 1 4/1/12 3:42 P
Skatename: Yankee Brutal Dani
Skate number: E. 161st
How did you get into Roller Derby? My best friend used to skate with the Philly Roller Girls. The first game I saw her play in I was hooked. A year later, I joined a team. I've been participating on and off since 2010.
Five things you like (doesn't have to be Derby Related): skating, reading, writing, music & baseball
Five things you dislike: spiders, onions, dishonesty, disloyalty and bad grammar
Best Roller Derby Moment (So Far...): I have just joined a new team and association and am going through the Fresh Meat Program. However, my best moment was playing in my first rookie game with my old team. Just being on that court, was an exhilarating feeling. I can't wait to feel that again!
Personal Derby Quote/Mantra: I'm only responsible for what I say, not how you take it!
Journey to a Healthier Me
Fitness Minutes: (19,222) Posts: 487 3/21/12 2:42 P
Skate number: 13
How did you get into Roller Derby? A friend of mine was telling me about two girls he knew that were playing roller derby in my town and how he thought that it seemed right up my alley. I had never thought about roller derby but stopped by a practice to check it out. At that point, they were really just skating, not even hitting. I had been a rut and put on weight after having my 4th child, so I thought it seemed like a fun way to exercise and joined up.
Five thing you like (doesn't have to be derby related): skating, working out, movies, celebrity gossip, the Chicago Bulls
Five things you dislike: getting too little sleep, drama, social situations, summer weather, cooking
Best Roller Derby Moment (So Far...): Playing at Regionals last year as a jammer. I got to skate in our last game (we got crushed) and I managed to get through the pack twice in one jam without being touched.
Personal Derby Quote/Mantra: F* 'em all.
current weight: 123.5
Posts: 6 3/20/12 2:44 P
Skate number: 6
How did you get into Roller Derby? I had students that were competitive speed skaters, they found out I used to play rugby and though derby would be a good fit for me. Not knowing how to skate, I said it was crazy. After a year of them talking it up, I was looking for something new and gave it a shot. I just wish I had listened sooner!
Five thing you like (doesn't have to be derby related): my skates, bout day, engineering, architecture, design
Five things you dislike: standardized testing, negativity, stereotypes, inefficiency
Best Roller Derby Moment (So Far...): Co-founding a new team and watching us successfully win our first bout!
Personal Derby Quote/Mantra: Keep pushing, keep moving, keep learning
Fitness Minutes: (18,868) Posts: 4 3/20/12 12:41 P
Skatename: Zsa Zsa Doom
Skate number: B5
How did you get into Roller Derby? A knitting friend talked it up. Months later, husband and I watched "Whip It!". When the credits rolled, he turned to me and said "You should do that! You like hitting people!"
Five things you like (doesn't have to be Derby Related): knitting, french food, knee highs that fit my calves, urban fantasy novels, the high you get 15-30 minutes into practice
Five things you dislike: reggae, decaf drinks,
Best Roller Derby Moment (So Far...): 1. finally passing assessments after 9 months, 2. railing on the girl who got me into derby during our first bout as opponents
Personal Derby Quote/Mantra: Be fearless.
Fitness Minutes: (5,155) Posts: 10 2/20/12 9:53 A
Skatename: Death Cab for Traci
Skate number: 405
How did you get into Roller Derby? I read a newspaper article about our local team about a year ago and really wanted to try it, but then I found out I was pregnant, so I had to put it on hold. I had my son in September and went to my first practice last November. I've always loved skating and have never played a sport in my life, so I thought this would be a great chance to give it a shot. Plus, I have lots of baby weight to lose!
Five things you like (doesn't have to be Derby Related): Rollerskating, graphic design, dogs, Doctor Who, the Beatles
Five things you dislike: Comic Sans, toe stops (working on that one), Mondays, sushi, diamonds
Best Roller Derby Moment (So Far...): I'm not bout-ready yet, but the first time I got to really dig in on a team practice was exhilarating. This is the first time in my life I've felt like I could be good at a sport of any kind.
Personal Derby Quote/Mantra: If you don't try it, you'll always wonder what it would've been like.
current weight: 253.7
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Sparkname: SmackPack (My real name is Rebecca.)
Skatename: Smack Pack
Skate number: 672
How did you get into Roller Derby? About five years ago, I had been watching the A&E series "Rollergirls" with my roommate at the time, and when we heard a local league was holding a try-out session, we decided we were going to go for it. She wound up not showing up, but I figured I'd give it a shot anyway. Thankfully, they pretty much let anyone who wanted to join do so and didn't really test on skills, because I was atrocious. I could barely stand up on skates, let alone perform any of the skills.
Five things you like (doesn't have to be Derby Related): Besides roller derby: teaching, reading and learning about serial killers (and reading, period), word games (i.e., Words With Friends, Scrabble, etc.), TurboFire, and tea.
Five things you dislike: Balloons, people who don't cover their mouths when they cough or sneeze, blisters/"ankle bites", baby powder, and meat.
Best Roller Derby Moment (So Far...): Definitely hoping the best is yet to come, but one memorable moment was knocking down the opponent's jammer in my first jam as a blocker.
Personal Derby Quote/Mantra: I guess there are a couple, depending on the particular situation, but it's important to remember to never give up, always push yourself to do better and more, and celebrate YOUR improvement rather than focusing on how much better someone/everyone else is.
"If your body is a temple, mine was a real fixer-upper." -- Chuck Palahniuk, "Survivor"
Fitness Minutes: (44,959) Posts: 2,083 2/18/12 2:03 P
Sparkname: CSI Silverlock
Skatename Scare Waldorf (I love Gossip Girl)
Skate number: 11
How did you get into Roller Derby? I saw my local team (Birmingham Blitz Dames) on an episode of Embarrassing Bodies. They had their tops off and were being shown how to check for breast cancer. I managed to ignore the nipples(!) and said to myself "We have Roller Derby in Birmingham?!" I pottered along to the local training session and I haven't looked back.
Five things you like (doesn't have to be Derby Related) Roller Derby, Running, Baking, Norman Reedus, Studio Ghibli films
Five things you dislike: Vegemite (Marmite is awesome though), breaking a nail, DIRT(Mess is fine, dirt is GROSS), Country and Western Music, Being alone in a blackout after watching scary movies...
Best Roller Derby Moment (So Far...) Everytime I finally crack a skill when I thought I was NEVER going to get it.
Personal Derby Quote/Mantra: I have two:
1-"I'd have been better off taking up crack cocaine, because it's cheaper and far less addictive." SuperOxide said this to Izzy Dauntless. It's probably true, but I don't think Crack Cocaine is as much fun!
2-Even when you're down for the fourth time in a jam, even when your ribs are killing you, even when you've skated so fast you think you're going to puke, even when you want to cry with frustration, the best thing you can do, for you and your team, is to get up, and carry on skating.
Fitness Minutes: (44,959) Posts: 2,083 2/18/12 1:56 P
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How did you get into Roller Derby?
Five things you like (doesn't have to be Derby Related)
Five things you dislike
Best Roller Derby Moment (So Far...)
Personal Derby Quote/Mantra
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