When Fear Becomes A Self-Fulfilling Prophecy

When Fear Becomes a Self-Fulfilling Prophecy Elaine Griffin

Remember how I really wanted to play roller derby? I gave up. It all seemed too hard. Too much work. Not enough sleep. Toomany responsibilities. Not enough support (which is actually probably all in my head). Fear. Intimidation. Self-doubt. Did I mention fear? What am I afraid of, exactly? I don’t even know. Not being {… Continue Reading …}

wReck Derby Week Three: Shut Up and Skate


I’m happy to say that I survived week three. Not only did I survive, but I have an increased confidence and excitement; two things that were quickly retreating from my life. You might remember that I injured my quad last week, and was hard core bummin’.  The good news is by Friday I was able {… Continue Reading …}

wReck Derby Week Two: Fresh Meat Injury


The last few days I’ve been in kind of a funk. I’m not very excited about anything and I’m just tired. Yesterday was week two of wReck derby, and I had zero energy. Zero. But I strapped on my skates in the afternoon and skated around my house. For practice and to try to get {… Continue Reading …}

In Pursuit of Crazy Eyeris: wReck Derby Week One

Ithaca League of Women Rollers

So, wReck Derby started last night. In case you are wondering, wReck is a recreational roller derby, led by our local league, Ithaca League of Women Rollers (ILWR). We skate and learn the fundamentals of roller derby, without all the blocking and contact. wReck Derby is aptly named because I was a nervous wreck most {… Continue Reading …}

In Pursuit of Crazy Eyris: Weekend Roller Skating

Skating at Joycrest

This weekend, for my birthday and in preparation for wReck Derby this week, we went roller skating. I wish the photos and watermarks were better, but I’ll work on that. I guess maybe I should have taken a picture of myself, huh?

The Return of Crazy Eyeris: What’s on Your Playlist?

Photo credit: Skate of Emergency by Gomisan on Flickr

I bet you thought I forgot about Crazy Eyeris, right? Or maybe YOU forgot about Crazy Eyeris I have not written about my journey to derby since March 8, 2012. Yes, I feel a little like a loser. It seems that life was getting in the way of… well… life! Turns out building a business, {… Continue Reading …}