WOW! is the best way to sum up the workout. My muscles burn, I broke a sweat and did some awesome stretches. It was great. I learned stops, and falls. I have much much work to do to get ready to be a derby girl. I need to learn how to do a plow stop, a baseball slide, and to skate backwards just to name a few things that I totally suck at! I was able to do other things such as an all 4 fall, a rockstar fall, a T stop and a turn/backwards stop. My speed leaves much to be desired by anyone as I am pretty sure a turtle could out skate me. But, I am out there and I am trying and I am loving it! I worked with Erica Slapton and she is a real "hard ass". lol She pushed me to keep trying and was an excellent teacher.
There is a problem, a serious concern of mine. I had two falls last night on the first day of derby, both straight on my ass. I was noticing right after practice that it was very hard to sit in the car, especially hard to get out of the car. I went to End Zone and had a few beers with some of the girls (which I totally enjoyed), but just sitting on the chair there I had to do very gentle. I proceeded home for the night and when I got the house I thought for sure I wasn't going to make it out of the car, but 5 minutes later I did. I sat on ice and hoped for a better ass by morning. I knew in the middle of the night that would not be the case. I could barely get out of bed this morning. I did though. I loaded up on ibuprofen and worked my normal work day. I walk fine, but sitting and standing pretty much suck! I wanted to back out of going skating tonight (family night, and I was needing to practice) but, I decided I really needed to go so I went. I put the skates on, all my gear on and hit the rink. I was shaky and unsettled the whole time due to fear of falling on my ass again. I can skate with the injury but I can't fall, I can't get back up from the fall. (Can't never could do anything, I know, I want to push through and keep at it too!). I have broken my tailbone before and it feels like that right now. I took no risks, and skated only about 12 laps around the rink total, then took the skates off and watched the family skate. I feel like such a damn loser, worked so hard to get here to hurt myself on the very first night. I am not giving up, I will be at practice tomorrow. I will talk with the derby girls and ask them what they think I should do, skate through or let it heal and get back at it? I just don't know what is best for the quickest recovery. I am absolutely sick that I am hurt this bad after only the first night. The sore muscles feel good, I had such a good work out and love learning new things with this sport and really want to do this. I know I can do it and I feel I could be good at it and would love to release some tension out on that rink. My ass may just be badly bruise and I can optimistic that it won't even bother me tomorrow..... I am just concerned right now because I am sitting on my hip in my chair as to not let my tailbone touch the seat. It takes me 5 minutes and sure will power to pull myself up out of this position I sit in because that tail bone is so unbelievably tender. I feel like a wimp, but I know how tough I am and how tough I can be. This little tail bone is not going to get the best of me!