whether it’s just for fun, or official, or whathaveyou….i was a jumble of nerves all weekend!
the first bout was elves vs reindeer. i was on the [superior team] – elves ;). whilst a few of my very dear derby gals were on the reindeer. during the 2nd game i also played against teammates and friends. it’s so nerve-racking…but i will have to adjust eventually as we are all on different teams!
derby talk [just scroll down to the photos :)]
in regards to the games, i played far better than any other bout. i am more aware of my surroundings [although that does NOT mean i avoid getting hit in time!].
i jammed a few times and racked up some points. but i also made loads of rookie mistakes and visited the penalty box a couple times. oh, and had more than my share of falls! we ended the first bout in an exhilarating manner. team elf was up 2 points and the opposing jammer [OJ] was about to get through the pack. rosie the ribhitter and i held the OJ long enough for our jammer to get ours through. and then the OJ ended up in the box. even though i love the reindeer jammer to pieces, that was sweet luck paired with some pretty decent blocking!
the 2nd game was far more intense! the few of us that played in both games were exhausted! but i had a couple decent jams [thanks to my team!], but took my worst falls that night. one hit even sent me sailing to the penalty box! i couldn’t help but laugh. 🙂 my team, the snow bunnies, won that game, too. and once again, there was some awesome blocking [and jamming!] accomplished by my super experienced teammates! it is always a privilege to skate with such amazing women.
definitely the motivation i needed to stay in shape during the off season. especially the photos. yikes! i need to work on my camera face/attire. 🙂