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February 26, 2018

     I was still pretty shocked I had retained all of the skills necessary to pass my MST only two practices back, and it spoke to the importance of good skill development beyond just simple athleticism.  I had a lot of building to get back up to the endurance level I...

December 4, 2017

The first time I laced up my skates after my injury it was like spending time with an old friend.  Almost 4 months to the day that I broke my foot I returned for open skate.  I was greeted by the same warmth and smiles that were there the very first day I ever showed u...

October 23, 2017

How many times have you packed your workout clothes for vacation only to reflect when you return they were just taking up much needed space for souvenirs and shoes? Well, I have done it many times having been bit hard by the vacation bug the minute I land out of my nor...

April 24, 2017

Me: I’m sorry.

Shisa Beast:  There is no ‘I’m sorry’ in Derby. 

Ahhhhh.  So refreshing.   In this world of political correctness and way-too-easily offended snowflakes, derby offers a venue to just be human and let that id and ego hold hands and play for awhile.   O...

April 11, 2017


   My first practice was so exciting, I felt like I had found my long lost sport.  I couldn’t wait to skate again.  Many girls who start roller derby have come from other sports or would probably consider themselves athletic in nature, but this is not my story....

March 17, 2017

Wednesday, February 22, was a normal day of errands, picking up kids, eating on the edge of healthy, and generally striding through life in my mid 30's.  The furthest thought from my mind was roller derby, but the KRD booth at the PX and smiling faces behind it called...

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