In Pursuit of Crazy Eyeris: Week 1

SufferJets Ithaca, by Shatterbug11

SufferJets Ithaca, by Shatterbug11

Whoo hoo! The first installment of the weekly series In Pursuit of Crazy Eyeris! I’m so excited!

Things are moving along SO FREAKING FAST!

When I decided to do this Derby thing, I thought I would get through the winter and then watch a lot of Derby in the summer, and then after the season I would try out.


I’m starting workshops on FEBRUARY FREAKING 15TH!

The Ithaca League of Women Rollers (ILWR) has a new program where they offer clinics basically all year. HOLY HELL! So I sat. I thought. I decided. I’M NOT WAITING!

So I really need to get to this building my strength and endurance. I worked out on the elliptical this week, although not as much as I had wanted. Day one started on Wednesday, and miraculously, I was not sore the next day. I went hard on the elliptical on day two, and was a little sore the next day. I was so tired though, from waking up early with the baby, and to work. But I did manage to get on the elliptical and did an easy workout, stretched good, and then did some Wii dancing with the boy. This weekend proved a no-go with working out after yesterday’s bout with barfing. But today is not over, so maybe there is a chance! I have big plans to connect my Wii with my sister’s Wii in Georgia so we can dance together. At least there is that!

My quest for acquiring skates began this week too. I contacted the ILWR about purchasing used skates, and I need to go to Black Mamba Skate Shop in Syracuse to get fitted and see what they have and what advice they have. I just want to do that when I’m not getting mommed to death. Maybe next weekend?

This coming week I plan to continue on the elliptical and add some core strength exercises. I’m a little worried about my back, and I know the only way to protect it is to strengthen my core. And repair the abdominal muscles that were separated after I had the baby. I should have been doing that a long time ago!

What are your goals for the week?


  1. Karen Sandoval says

    ohhh Feb 15th! that’s quick! i know this is a dumb question but do you skate? do they have skating rinks by you? i was just thinking in addition to the elliptical, you could go skating with your unsick child to practice! 😉

    • Laine says

      It’s actually not a dumb question, Karen. I don’t know how well I can skate. It’s been years. There are some skating rinks but they are all about 45 minutes away. My plan is to get skates and wear them around the house, actually. I’ve read that it is a great way to build the muscles used in skating, get your balance, etc.
      The nice thing about this league (and many others, from what I understand) is they work with everyone – regardless of skill level!

  2. says

    So excited to keep reading your roller derby pursuits. This is something I have always secretly wished to do, but not sure I will ever actually do…(I’m not very tough). For now I can live vicariously through your blog. Good luck, you rock!

  3. says

    As a kid, roller skating was my favorite thing to do. Haven’t tried it in years, but every roller derby season, I suddenly get the urge to tie on a pair and roll around the carport!

  4. says

    Oh, I love the web. So glad you found my blog so I could find yours. :)
    PS You’re a brave woman. I’m totally excited to see someone join a league and blog about it. As for me, the most I’ll manage is to skate around and not run over my 1, 4, or 6 year olds fingers or toes. That’ll keep my adrenaline pumping. That and not falling on my face as I catch a falling bowl or trip over a toy in this place.

    • Laine says

      Awesome Jeanine – I’m glad we found each other!! :)
      I think roller skating in your house for kicks sounds like a blast. And a challenge with three kids!

  5. says

    I have a pair of quad skates my sister gifted to me when she decided they were too fast. I haven’t roller skated since I was 19 and the only skating I can do now is around my house because wow! Those skates are fast. I wonder if there are skate clinics around here?

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