Sunday, July 18, 2010

ROLLER DERBY, BITCHES.









this morning i went to KENT ROLLER GIRLS' first practise in herne bay with ellie, and new friends emily & veronica. it was ace. skating was a lot easier than i expected. i was so wobbly when i first got on the skates and thought there is no fucking way i can do this but within five minutes i was doing it! yaye. obviously i didn't manage to take many pictures, i was a bit busy skating. but i managed the above few while having a drink & then when everyone was getting out of their skates. but i already found some pictures on facebook. quick sharp. here's one of me on the floor after i did a seriously epic tumble on my arse;



seriously, it fucking hurt. full speed on my arse. it must have looked pretty bad cos everyone gathered round me going "you alright there?" i was. i'm walking very very gingerly though. it wasn't so bad until i got out of the car at ellie's and started walking home. also, i smacked my left hand on the floor real hard. it's got a faint bruise already starting to show (it's a hint more purple than my other hand) ouch. but that's what i get for showing off. and i did have fun. i'm just not looking forward to how much pain i'm going to be tomorrow. when all the other aches from actually doing exercise kick in. but i think i'm going to keep doing this. it was good times, hanging out with other grrrls and my favourite bit of the info sheet we got at the end is:

DON'T:
- invite friends or family to join as refs/coaches/volunteers if you think they are only in it to get a date (and don't be afraid to call them out on it, no one wants creeps in derby)

i'm obviously getting involved with the right sport. & next time i have a health check up the nurse can't give me a dirty worried look for not exercising. i was covered in sweat at the end. and there were massive dark sweat patches on the knees of my turquoise trousers. so did everyone else, but they were all wearing black leggins or whatever so mine were the only ones that showed up.

i'll write more about this in my zine.. loving the roller derby!

2 comments:

M. Dominic said...

How awesome and rad!!!

Emma Jane Falconer said...

If there were a like button on blogger I would be lazy and click it. As it is, I will type "I like this"