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Roller Derby Practice #3: Holy Heck, My Feet Hurt!

So, I am still derby-ing it up, and I am still having fun. But now it’s time to talk about the stuff that sucks. The thing is, you don’t want to be a Negative Nancy while you are at practice, but this is my blog, so I can do what I want!*

The most frustrating part so far isn’t that I can’t skate very well or that I am scared about falling on my booty, it’s that when my feet hurt, I have no choice but to sit down.

I don’t want to sit down.

I want to skate the entire time, but I also want to scream and stomp my feet and cry about how much they freakin’ hurt. (But, I am not going to stomp my feet, because that will just lead to the whole falling on my butt part.)

There’s a reason why I wanted to do Derby in the first place, and that’s the part that has to make me look past the whole feet hurting like I am standing on a pile of needles thing. I am 33, about to be 34– that’s mid-thirties. The age where you see people really start to fall into two different categories, the ones all ready to grow old, and the ones who aren’t going to let that happen so easily.

I want to fight it. I mean, sure I can’t fight the math, but I can fight the age. Right?


*Yeah, I sang that to the tune of “It’s My Party, and I’ll Cry if I Want To.”



Thursday 25th of October 2012

Your toe nails are cute. Who made those star patterns on? Keep on sharing your experiences as a parent. I would love to read them. Looking forward to more of your posts.


Reckless Housewife

Tuesday 2nd of October 2012

Hey Lady,

I'm out of town this week, but when I'm back in town, let's sit down and have look-see at your skates. I think you posted on the forum that you skated the whole practice the other night (which is marvelous, dahling). It would still be good to look at how tight your laces are, the fit of your boot, and your trucks.

Jamie Harrington

Tuesday 2nd of October 2012

@Reckless Housewife, oh yes I would LOVE to look at that-- I seriously have NO IDEA what I am looking for. THANK YOU RECKLESS!!!

James W.

Monday 1st of October 2012

Too bad your fingers ache but if there's a will there's always a way so you can still participate in that derby if you can still withstand the pain.

-James W.

Not So Average Mama

Monday 24th of September 2012

After I get back in October I will come and hurt with you :)


Monday 24th of September 2012

@Not So Average Mama, You better!