It was like a giant ray of light beamed from within the box when I got to Black Mamba Skate Shop. I opened the box and BEHOLD, beautiful black skates with pink wheels...and VEGAN!
***NOTICE THE "V" ON THE SKATES? I WOULD HAVE NEVER NOTICED BUT THE WOMAN AT BLACK MAMBA POINTED IT OUT, KILLER!!!***
We literally had to rush to Syracuse and back because Jessi got out of work at 3pm, I had to run home and get my duffle bag of pads and helmet, totally forgetting to grab comfy derby clothing and head out the door.
We grabbed the skates and just had to swing into Strong Hearts Cafe really quick for some delicious fully loaded TLT (tofu, lettuce, tomato) with pesto...Jessi opted for a chocolate peanut butter shake, but I thought it was a bad idea right before practice. We woofed down half of our sandwhiches and headed back to Utica, with no time to bring Jessi home. Jessi had to come to practice with me, and I had to practice in my jeans.....NEVER AGAIN!
I couldnt even get a good stretch in with jeans on, tho Jessi thought it was hillarious and was hoping that my jeans would split while I was stretching.
I am very frustrated with myself, during practice. My fear of falling is really making me hit a wall with progression of skills, and I dont know where to go from here or what I can do. Jessi was telling me that she was watching me and that seemed to be my biggest problem, and I couldnt agree more.
Jessi said she just wanted to push me over, so I would fall and get over it...but I dont think that would work. It is difficult coming from the background of absolutely no sports or adventures as a child really..my mom was always really scared I would get hurt so I really didnt get to do much. As a child you are so much more open to getting hurt, because you dont care, you get up and keep going. And thats exactly what I need to do.
And for my friends who wanted dorky derby photos asap, I hope these can satisfy you....I tried and tried to take photos with a timer and have my sweet new skates in the photos....not as easy as it looks!