Monthly Archives: April 2016

Fear, You’re Not Welcome Here!

I am playing at the Big O tournament this weekend, and am undoubtedly a little nervous. I am confident in myself and my team, but there is always some fear that creeps in before big bouts.  It is not fear … Continue reading

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Exercise Addiction: Are You in Control?

When I am training for a road race or trying to stick to a strict lifting routine for derby, I inevitably have days that I just don’t feel like working out – so I change my workout plan. Maybe I … Continue reading

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Why Can’t We Be Friends?

I recently visited a friend in another city, and we decided to go to a derby bout. It isn’t often that I am solely a spectator at bouts, so it was very exciting. During the second bout, one team started … Continue reading

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Just Do It: Why Your Derby Rituals Actually Matter

This weekend is our first WFTDA-sanctioned bout of the season. In mentally preparing for this bout, I reflected on some of the derby rituals I have developed over the years. Luckily, I don’t have any rituals that involve wearing stinky … Continue reading

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