Thursday, August 20, 2009

new obsession

I have a new love in my life...


My Roller Derby skates :)

I've started training with a new local league - South Seas Roller Derby - here in Victoria, and it's so freakin' amazing - I love it!

I wanted to join the Fresh Meat intake with the Victorian Roller Derby League back in January, but all their training takes place on the other side of town to me - well over an hour's drive each way, and late night training sessions; I just couldn't make it work.

So when I saw this league had started up right in my own backyard, I jumped!

We're at basic skills and fitness training at the moment, and we start closed session training next Tuesday. Oh, people, the pleasure and the pain that is training, let me tell you. My first week, it was all I could do to cross my legs. I used muscles never knew I had.

and, I get to wear short little skirts, knee hi socks and frilly-butt panties if I want - it's like playing dress-ups all weekend!

10 comments:

Bells said...

we so need a photo of that kind of outfit! teee hee

Tara said...

Love! Both the skates, and the socks, and the roller derby. If there was one up here and I thought for even a moment I could stay off my butt for more than 30 seconds, I'd be in in a flash!

Donyale said...

you know our local rink has just re-opened too and has a Roller Derby Team - and I was SOOOOO tempted to sign up.

that was till you mentioned the short skirts and frilly knickers.

and thats a sight that many would pay NO to see if I was there.

Leonie said...

Wow, what a change of pace! Wouldn't have the guts to do it myself, too paranoid about dislocating my elbow again if I fall. That so rocks and definitely fits my mind picture of you!

Gidgetknits said...

Oh my... I'm so jealous!!! I used to skate, I love frilly knickers, and I think that's the best thing ever to be doing! You rock!

Reckless Glue said...

those are seriously bad-ass!

Rose Red said...

I am so envious of your roller derbying. Anything that allows you to wear knee high stripey socks and frilly butt knickers (an appropriate use of that term in my opinion) must be good!!!

louise said...

Fantastic. Sounds like you've found your little patch of heaven. :)

Stitch Sista said...

Oh wow! Those scates look awesome! If I wasn't too scared I'd come join you...I never could speed skate backwards...lol

katiecrackernuts said...

Argggh. I so want roller derby near me.