I’m sure most of you can gather from vague references in my post that I play roller derby.
I actually started in 2006 with the Arizona Derby Dames and skated 4 seasons with the Brutal Beauties.
3 out of those 4 years, my team won the championship, and I had a blast skating with them.
I retired from the Dames, mainly because derby is such a commitment, and with the Dames going banked track, the commitment factor was going to escalate. I was planning a wedding, a bit burnt out and looking for time outside of the sport.
Fast forward a little over a year, and all of a sudden I started to get the urge to skate again. I tried to fight it.
But I just couldn’t stay away.
I approached the Arizona Rollergirls and began skating with a new group of girls.
And I fell in love with derby again.
I skate with an amazing team, the Cadaver Crue.
The team has grown leaps and bounds since the beginning of the season, even eeking out a hard fought victory against the undefeated team, The Hail Marys.
Next week is the playoff bout between the Cadaver Crue and Lolitas de Los Muertos. This decides who goes onto the championship in December, and I’m super stoked.
If you haven’t checked out your local roller derby yet, I highly suggest you do it. Its worth it.