Skating with roller derby girls from New Jersey...what a way to spend an evening!
|CCRD with Rosa Rukus, Wendy PigsFly, and Zelda. Our awesome guests from New Jersey!|
This is an odd post for me. I didn't skate with these ladies. I had been hit hard with the allergy stick all day, ending with an uneasy feeling of instability. I thought it best not to put on skates. But, watching practice gives a whole different perspective on what's happening. When I'm skating, I'm watching out for what's going on around me, but I am concentrated on MY form, MY feet, MY movements. Being on the outside, you really get a sense of how much you have to be thinking about when you are actually skating.
|Partner drills...'go ahead, see if you can move me'!|
So, that's my sad little story! Moving on, now...
Well, this practice was different!
This time, the blockers really had to block...and the 'jammers' really had to get through!
Just another reason it was hard to sit this one out. It's always fun to move to the next level! But, again, I was able to watch from the sidelines and take it all in, instead of just being caught up on what I would be doing during the drill!
I love having guests lead our practices!!
Sometimes we get wrapped up in our own heads. We continue to do what is comfortable or say to ourselves 'well, I'm just not sure I have that down yet' and never progress. Having guests come and say 'hey, wanna try this?', coupled with a team that really is down for just about anything, means we move out of our comfort zones, even if only for one night, and realize that we are stronger than we may think we are.
Of course it is important to feel comfortable when you're doing what we're doing! Of course you want to have the basics down before moving on! Of course everyone is going to move along at their own pace! But in order to grow, we need to keep learning new skills.
So, we are grateful for the girls from New Jersey for sharing their knowledge and expertise with us. If you're in Jersey, why not see if you can catch a bout!? Check out the facebook page to stay connected with these great girls!
And, don't forget about us! If you or someone you love is still not a fan of Cape Cod Roller Derby (CCRD), then you should really remedy that situation right now...GO HERE to 'LIKE' us! ;)
Hoping to get in a couple more spotlight posts, too, so stay tuned for those!!