My first open skating session before Freshmeat workshops begin is exactly one week away. ILWR offers two open skate sessions prior to Freshmeat workshops. During these sessions I will learn basics such as form, falls, stops, and strength training.
The next time I write about Crazy Eyeris, I will be heading off to skate that night. And now I’m more excited than nervous.
As you all know I’ve been worried about my skating (in)abilities, but of course you know I was pro-active about the situation.
Crazy Eyeris meets shit head-on, and she dares you to get in her way.
So we packed up our kidlets on Saturday, and drove an hour to a skating rink so I could skate.
It was pretty awesomeballz.
I fell once. Right on my ass. But I did not allow myself to be upset or embarrassed. Every one falls, and Crazy Eyeris doesn’t give a shit what anyone thinks.
But I can skate. Not what I would say well, but I can skate.
It was a little bit frustrating at first – there were a lot of really obnoxious kids bobbing and weaving in front of me the whole time. But that’s good practice, right? And soon enough, I left thoughts of prepping for derby behind and just had fun skating with my family.
I love the feeling of gliding along the floor. Controllably out of control.
The boy skated, and has been bitten by the skating bug. He wants to go back next week, which I think we will. Only three more years until he’s old enough for Junior Derby!!
I’m slowly but surely giving up the need to be super awesome the moment I arrive at the open skating next week. Just tryin’ to be real, it ain’t happening, and that’s okay.
And really, when I stop to think about it, the pure fact that I am doing this makes me super awesome. The ILWR skaters are kind and loving sisters who are going to kick my ass. Derby love.
Crazy Eyeris can’t wait to feel the love of a good derby girl beating.