Today I cried at practice. I haven't cried in a long time and maybe I was due for it. It wasn't even a big deal, except I felt like the anti derby girl. "We don't cry! We get even!" I think I'll watch a super girly movie and get it all out. Then go to the gym and kick my own butt!
7th practice down.
Practice goes by too fast. I feel like there's something I get, something I don't get, something I love, and something I am uncomfortable doing... then it's all over and I want MORE.
Today it goes: I am getting the derby stance/duck walk. I understand more about the bending knees without bending over. And looking up/out/around.
I don't get "transitions" (changing body directions without changing skate direction- transition from forward to backward skating without momentum loss). My body and head aren't in sync for that. I can make my feet do it while I'm not moving... and I can be rolling backward and step out of it...
I love "packing up". (Grouping in a cluster so we are holding onto each other, a giant swarm of skates and hips.) It's the "we are a team" we work together, we have a common goal, we touch each other! I love it.
And (besides crying in front of people) I am really uncomfortable on one skate. We're supposed to be on one skate almost half of the time!! Each step is with one skate... Cross-overs, transitions, even stopping all your weight is one skate. I practice it at the gym but I need more. More practice.
I am going to cook and eat a steak I bought special for tonight's after practice meal. Steak and watermelon! Awesomeness!!