Monthly Archives: May 2016

Derby Travel Season: Oh, the Places You’ll Go (But Won’t Really See)

We are heading to Florida soon and I can’t wait to get my beach groove on. Laying on the beach, swimming in the waves, and enjoying that sunshine! BUT before any thoughts of beach time creep into my mind, I … Continue reading

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You Can’t Always Win: How to Cope When you Lose a Bout

In roller derby, teams sometimes go into bouts knowing that the chance of winning is very low. Of course, it would be amazing to win every bout, but when you’re a #30 team playing a #5 team, the odds are … Continue reading

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I Suppose We Aren’t Getting Any Younger…

When I was on the high school track team, we used to run 10 400-meter repeats every Monday. We would also have meets twice a week. It felt like it took my 16-year-old body approximately 12 hours to recover from … Continue reading

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Avoid Self-Handicapping — Derby is Hard Enough Already!

For most of us, roller derby is hard.  It takes years of training, countless hours away from our families and friends, and extreme mental and physical exertion.  It is such an incredibly competitive team sport, and the success of the … Continue reading

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