playing sport

I am not a natural athlete, actually I have avoided organised sport for most of my life, I have done some triathlons, but nothing team related or involving contact, well this has all changed, I have started freshmeat training for Roller Derby... and I LOVE it!!! who would have thought I would like sport.

I love the challenge of learning to skate again and the skills that we are learning, I love the sense of belonging, I like getting to wear short shorts and not caring that my butt is huge. I love being with a group of women who aren't judging each other about our looks/weight/backgrounds/kids/incomes. Its amazing. I am finding it so freeing.

I am also enjoying being able to break out of the suburban housewife role that I find myself in, derby gives me an outlet to be aggressive if I want, to be physical, to wear fishnets,  to swear, to be free....

I never thought I would find a sport that I wanted to do, but this I am addicted to, I love it.

4 comments:

Deborah said...
April 14, 2011 at 9:54 AM

Go you! It's great that you've found something that you love doing.

I've finally worked some exercise back into my life by riding my bike to work. I enjoy the exercise, and the head space.

Demelza said...
April 14, 2011 at 11:02 AM

its awesome, I love it... I love biking too, but its a bit hard to bike to school from here lol.. 300m isnt far enough for a decent ride. Ben likes biking to work, clears his head and is good for exercise too.

Cate said...
April 17, 2011 at 6:17 PM

Wow - go you!

How did you discover this sport though? It's not like wandering down the road and joining the local netball team ;-)

Hope that you can post some video down the track.

Demelza said...
April 18, 2011 at 5:15 PM

I watched the movie Whip it last year and thought it looked good, then I did some google work and found a league here in Palmy, it took me about 6 months to get the courage up to give it a go

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