Monthly Archives: June 2016

The Material Aspect of Roller Derby Confidence

When I was competing in triathlons, I got to see some incredibly amazing road bikes. Some were worth more than my car (and probably lighter than my shoes). Although it was fun to “ooh” and “ahh” the bikes as I … Continue reading

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The More (or Less) You Know

During the derby season, sometimes you become bombarded (or obsessed) with learning what others think of your team. You could be constantly checking Flat Track Stats, reading bout prediction posts, or seeing comments posted on social media.  Although these might … Continue reading

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The Not-So-Cathartic Effects of Roller Derby

If people have known me from a young age, they are not surprised to find out I play roller derby. Growing up, I was always into sports and trying out new and crazy things. However, when people I don’t know … Continue reading

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Roller Derby Travel Tips

Between my brother getting married and a work conference all week, I haven’t had as much time to write my blog post as I would have liked. I have also had very little time to pack and prepare for my … Continue reading

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The Hardest Position in Roller Derby

When I was in high school, one of my side jobs was being a referee for youth soccer. I took the classes, passed the tests, bought the outfit, and sewed on my official patches. I even had my own flags … Continue reading

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