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Mar 12
Youch.

Youch.

Jul 28

O hai!

My name is Luna Lovebad - #21 aka The Freshest Meat

Jul 17

I’ve been pretty quiet around tumblrville lately. Every day has been flying by and I can’t seem to quiet myself down long enough to post anything.

Tonight I took the skills assessment. Well, I took part of it. I was asked not to participate in certain parts due to safety concerns. (like hitting)

We had a heat advisory today and we took our test at Rollers (no air conditioning, smells like an old person left in an attic for 80 some years) but that seems fitting. We’ve practiced through the heat, the rain leaking from the ceiling and on to the track, and the increasingly warped, sticky floor. Something about it was just right.

I did a terrible job. I didn’t do anything right, really. A part of me is sad, of course. I’m not ready to move on with the others, but I’ve come so far. I’m not giving up. I will be there at the next boot camp, ready to defeat the next skills assessment. I’m doing my best to stay positive.

Alright, I’m exhausted. Goodnight, tumblrnets. <3

Jul 17
Ann Arbor Derby Dimes Double Header 7/27/13 Flier (by Ann Arbor Derby Dimes)
I have a feeling this bout is going to be really amazing!

Ann Arbor Derby Dimes Double Header 7/27/13 Flier (by Ann Arbor Derby Dimes)

I have a feeling this bout is going to be really amazing!

Jul 16
This is what skating at Rollers feels looks like.

This is what skating at Rollers feels looks like.

Jun 01
May 31
Sending out love and support to our A2D2 Brawlstars as they journey to Brewhaha!
Kick some serious butt! 

Sending out love and support to our A2D2 Brawlstars as they journey to Brewhaha!

Kick some serious butt! 

May 29

Why I’m Awesome

“Stop selling yourself short. Cut out that self-deprecation too. Putting yourself down, or elevating other athletes to god-like status is going to do nothing for your personal growth… as an athlete or as a person. No two of us are going to get the same thing out of derby, but hopefully all of us can take away something we can be proud of. To do that, all we need to do is stop whining about what we can’t do yet, and start focusing on what’s possible.” - Truckstop

 

I just finished reading a column over at Derby Life by Truckstop entitled “Natural Athletes.” By the end of it, I realized that lately I have been selling myself short. At some point a few weeks ago I realized how far behind everyone else I really am. I had to face up to the reality that there is no way I will be able to pass the minimum skills test this time around, and since then, I’ve felt less than awesome. I always knew that I didn’t have the skills that the other freshies had, but suddenly I felt this great divide between me and everyone else. The gap between where I am and where they are became a problem for me.

In order to get myself back to being my own personal cheerleader, I’m going to tell myself and the internet why I’m awesome:

 

  • Before I joined my roller derby league, I had never played a team sport. I didn’t know how to skate AT ALL. I had a fear of falling down since childhood that prevented me from doing any skating, skiing, or similar activity but I strapped on a pair of skates and did it anyway.

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May 19
May 19
A fine way to spend my Sunday evening and ruin my Monday morning!
Ann Arbor Derby Dimes present Slurring Bee 5/19/13 Flier (by Ann Arbor Derby Dimes)

A fine way to spend my Sunday evening and ruin my Monday morning!

Ann Arbor Derby Dimes present Slurring Bee 5/19/13 Flier (by Ann Arbor Derby Dimes)