Monday, October 28, 2013

Color Me Crazy, I'm Trying Out For Roller Derby


I'll be 37 years old in less than two months. I'm overweight. I'm out of shape. Whatever has possessed me to think I can be on the roller derby team?!

Yes folks, I've collided head on with the insanity train and I'm going to try out for roller derby on Tuesday. That's what I get for talking to my brother.


What started out a a casul conversation about the bout I attended Saturday turned into a serious conversation about me trying to get on the team. My brother is the bench coach for Dark River Derby Coalition (DRDC) and his wife is a blocker on the team.

I attended the last bout of the season Saturday and I just so happened to mention how the bouts stir up a fire in me that most other sports don't. One thing led to another and my brother mentioned that tryouts are coming up...and I should try out. After MUCH convincing and some serious confidence coddling, I told Donnie I'd give it a shot.


I'm scared as all get out. I've seen those bouts. It's no joke. Those girls have balls of steel.

I'd also be the oldest on the team. Most of the girls are in their twenties. If they are in their thirties, it's the early side of. Not to mention my brother is a no-holds-barred kind of guy. I'm positive he won't take it easy on me just because we're blood.

On the plus side, I'm a fairly proficient skater. And I have good lower body strength. And I can at least say I tried.

Please don't tell me to "break a leg". I actually might!

5 comments:

Masshole Mommy said...

LOL - good luck. I've been to roller derby's and they are hardcore. I am actually jealous of you a little bit :)

alissa apel said...

I'm the same age as you, and over weight as well. Too bad you don't live here, or I live there. We could work out together.

The Roller Derby looks fun. But my Dad fell forward once roller skating, and broke both of his elbows. I have a weak turned in left ankle, so not I took those things as a sign to not do things on wheels (skate boards, skates, and roller blades).

cheryl c said...

Oh my...good luck!!! I would end up as a mass of bruises.

courtney erickson said...

I love roller derby but am too much of a chicken to try out.Not to mention the fact that I haven't been on skates in about 10 years! Minor detail right? ;) I am rooting for you! Please keep us posted!

Theresa said...

Woo Hoo! Good for you! It ain't worth doing if it doesn't scare you a little.

Good luck! (And I'm a little jealous too lol)