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Combat those Winter Training Blues

Many of us are going through training blues right now – maybe it’s your off-season, maybe taking a break over the holidays, or maybe you just can’t stop eating Christmas cookies.  Whatever the reason, I tend to get a bit … Continue reading

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The Upside of Feeling Down: Dealing with Disappointment in Roller Derby

In roller derby, many situations can yield disappointment.  A few (of many) examples include: -You don’t pass your minimum skills requirements the first time -You don’t get drafted to a team -You don’t get rostered for a team -You get … Continue reading

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Be a Social Person, Not a Social Loafer

I spend a lot of time working out alone.  Sometimes it is hard to push myself when no one else is around.  So I love occasionally working out with a group.  It helps me stay accountable, push myself a little … Continue reading

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Train For Your Sport: Roller Derby Agility Workout

Roller derby requires a lot of twisting, turning, and torquing.  We are never just skating in a forward direction the whole time.  Therefore, we should incorporate non-linear workouts into our fitness routines.  These types of workouts will help build strength … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Being Confident at the Gym

My friend Rebecca Koening asked me (jokingly) to post something about workout makeup. However, I don’t put on makeup to go to gym. Usually I try to work out in morning (when I can barely get myself to put pants … Continue reading

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I Finally Tried CrossFit

I have done many workouts involving elements of CrossFit, and I enjoy constantly moving while doing a strength routine.  Sometimes I would do WODs on my own (WOD stands for workout of the day…) But I have never officially taken … Continue reading

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