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

Photo credit: Skate of Emergency by Gomisan on Flickr
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, working two part-time jobs, and keeping up with two kids and a house was leaving little room for workout time. Or much else for that matter. And since I was basically starting from sedentary, I really needed to get some strength back before derby workshops.

Now I have FINALLY got this shit figured out.

You see, all you really need to do to find time is dig really deep to find what is REALLY important to you, and decide to do it. For me, I had to say, “I will not work 12 hours a day. I will take time in the morning to get my family going, and then I WILL work out.”

(Here’s another really important part of this puzzle: I was scared of failing. There, I said it. I still am scared, but we don’t need to discuss it any further, because I’m moving on.)

And so here I am, almost a year later, hopping back on the track.

I have been working out at home, and I feel pretty good with what I have here – an elliptical, stairs, a house I can actually run laps in, weights, the resistance of my own body. No gym is required, and I have the added benefit of having my children witness me taking care of myself. I work out in the morning, and sometimes the kids join me, sometimes they dance, sometimes they just eat and watch me and try not to laugh.

Generally we listen to the Pop and Hip Hop Power Workout station on Pandora, but that is getting a little old. I seriously need to get my iPod together and get a good playlist going. I’m hoping you can help. Here is my top ten so far!

The Crazy Eyeris Playlist, Part 1

Pump It – Black Eyed Peas
Rock that Body – Black Eyed Peas
Moves Like Jagger – Maroon Five
Move Ya Body – Nina Sky
Bulletproof (Dave Aude Cherry Radio Remix) – LaRoux
Let the Bodies Hit the Floor – Drowning Pool
Whip It – Devo
Stronger – Kanye West
Like a G6 – Far East Movement
Let it Rock – Kevin Rudolf

There you have it. What would you add to this list?

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.

No.

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?