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  • #31
    i think i'm the only girl keeping this one alive, but i might as well talk to myself. LOL

    went to practice yesterday that sets us up for fresh meat in january. 2.5 hr practice, no problems. finished breakfast around 10 am -- eggs, veg, and bacon -- and then had practice from 12 to 2:30. was hungry, but got home around 3 and had burger patty and bell pepper strips for a snack. had dinner around 7, so food is really no issue.

    i drank water during practice, but didn't need much else.

    felt great.

    i love that four-point slide/drop/stop. what a fun drill too, of dropping and getting up ASAP. too much fun.

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    • #32
      I'm still reading!
      I've found I have no problem with my energy levels during practice at all. Since I quit last season, I'm technically Fresh Meat again so i get to practice with the newbies. I actually enjoy it a lot more and I think I've even improved. It's good to have that space to play.
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      • #33
        True, true. I'm glad you found that you made it through practices no worries as well. Good stuff.

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        • #34
          Wow. People still do Roller Derby? I thought Roller Derby Queen by Jim Croce was the last reference made to that!
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          • #35
            Derby News Network, yo. The World Cup starts this week.

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            • #36
              Originally posted by jfrendek View Post
              Wow. People still do Roller Derby? I thought Roller Derby Queen by Jim Croce was the last reference made to that!
              There was a revival of sorts about 2000 and it's pretty huge now. And now we have safety equipment!
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              • #37
                yup, the equipment is nice. i love those slides on the knees. don't feel a thing.

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                • #38
                  Hey derby girls, wanted to jump in on this thread to represent from sunny California! So good to see a lot of derby representation on MDA!

                  I've been doing the derbs since Aug 2009 and have casually dabbled in paleo off/on.

                  I am sadly on leave at the moment for chronic muscle strains in the hip flexors & glutes. Surprisingly, a year of skating through the pain didn't solve my problems! So I'm taking some time off to take care of myself -- I'm doing physical therapy 3x a week and am hope hope hoping that I'll be able to return to derby in the new year.

                  I was pretty close to strict paleo in Oct 2010 and felt pretty good considering I was going to 3 2-hour practices each week plus 2 crossfit wods. More of my transition symptoms at the beginning were around feeling fuzzy/tired at work, but that passed after a couple days, and then mental clarity was great. In sport, I performed well but feel that I never really dialed it in to get myself fully optimized. I did find that consuming about half a sweet potato after helped with recovery.

                  Hoping that with the new year my bod will heal and I can start being active again. And diet-wise, through the holidays the plan is to "do no harm" then will start a primal plan in earnest!

                  PS I am lusting after a new pair of custom skates, and just bought a pair of Juke 2.0s to prepare for my imminent return!

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                  • #39
                    Hey bacon! very wise of you to take some time off and heal. I'm just skating part time right now and I think my permanent left-cheek bruise is healing!

                    Everyone: in case you haven't seen this yet

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                    • #40
                      that is hilarious otter cat.

                      i'm loving the photo of the derby girl breast feeding that is making it's rounds on Facebook!

                      i'm supposedly signed up for fresh meat; I haven't heard back from them. so, hopefully!

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                      • #41
                        i'm supposedly signed up for fresh meat; I haven't heard back from them. so, hopefully!
                        Yay! I'm sure you'll hear when the holidays are over. We have our assessments on January 4. Then i can't practice with the freshies anymore =(. I actually really like having the space to work on stuff. League practice just tends to be drill after drill without any feedback on whether you're doing something right or not.
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                        • #42
                          perhaps you could suggest a "skills practice?" or a section of practice that is about skill building?

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                          • #43
                            first day of fresh meat today. I think I flagged somewhere around end of hour 2, just before finishing for the day.

                            i have a wonky hamstring, went into it exhausted (sleep isn't that great these days for some reasons), but did ok.

                            T-stops on both sides are great; snow plows went well, but i'm not making any noise yet from the skates. i struggle with my balance these days, but I think that's due to exhaustion.

                            looking forward to tomorrow. unfortunately, i can only skate two of the three days per week, as I can't make it to the tuesday evenings due to my work.

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                            • #44
                              Our assessments are tomorrow and I haven't skated at all during the break!!!
                              Mostly I'm worried about the WFTDA written test. I think the number of ref hand signals has doubled since I last took the test
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                              • #45
                                i can't find descriptions of the hand signals yet. i'm sure it's on the WFTDA website somewhere.

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