for the love of derby: week one

i started roller derby basic training on saturday and i know a few things for sure:

  1. getting emails from women with names like ariel assault and raggedy animal is dope as shit!

  2. i was a competitive athlete from the age of 9 till college and today was the start of my most challenging physical test EVER!

  3. learning new things is hard as fuck. so many times today i wanted to just stop. i fell down, literally busted my ass, i am talking EPIC level, more than i ever thought possible AND you know what, i picked my busted ass right back up each time and kept skating. 

  4. we humans were built to do really hard things! i tell my children various versions of that whenever they say something is hard ... today i had to walk, skate, crawl my talk!