Thanks for the support, readers!

Yes, I sat at my phone and kept refreshing as the number drew near so I could capture it. **blush**

Never in my life would I have expected this little blog to reach five figures.

I appreciate all of you who take the time to sit and read my ramblings, whether you’re a new skater, veteran skater or just curious. I hope you continue to be entertained and informed as I continue my journey. Thanks for reading!

Last night was our Guild board meeting, which always has me come away with additions to my to-do list. The summer is going to be a busy one filled with fundraising, a home scrimmage to raise money for Womenspace (yes, derby will FINALLY be returning to Lethbridge), an away game and a whole slough of other projects.

On top of that I’m looking for a summer job as my ‘real’ job is on hiatus. Juggle, juggle, juggle.

Back to derby… this last weekend I had the honour of playing once again with the Gas City Rollers in Calgary against the B-52 Bellas. Our first half was weak; Deathbridge skater Exie Cuter, who came to take in the bout, said it reminded her of the South Park episode where the elementary school took on the Detroit Red Wings… LOL But we made up for it a bit in the second half. Despite our efforts we lost, 151 – 116, but I gained tons of experience and another list of skills to work on. Well wishes to Mama Ro of the Bellas, who suffered an ankle fracture and dislocation. owowowowowow I missed how it happened, but saw the aftermath of the dangling foot. 😦 Get better soon Mama Ro!

A highlight of the night was my 70+ year-old aunt came to watch me play, along with my sister, brother-in-law and niece and nephews. It was their first bout and afterwards talking to my aunt, she was so flabbergasted at the whole ordeal she wasn’t sure if she should be proud or concerned. Her reaction was fun to watch. (She wouldn’t admit it, but I think she was more proud than anything πŸ˜‰ )

On top of everything else, I’m stepping up my dryland workouts, which is exciting and painful all at once. Using Ms Cheetah Von Teese’s personal workout for inspiration, I’ve developed a regime in the hopes I can work up to what Cheetah is doing. Considering I was on the receiving end of many of her hits this past weekend, I’m looking forward to getting stronger and giving her a run for her money next time we meet. πŸ™‚

Other than that, I’m currently researching a new blog post: foot pain and skates. Do you have a foot tip or mysterious foot pain? Drop me a line or comment on this post and I’ll research and try and include it.

Thanks for reading, friends!

7 thoughts on “Thanks for the support, readers!

  1. I always read your blog, and I think i sent the link to that post of the love letter to your skates to at least 15 people. Is just amazing.
    Im not starting a blog as well, but on blogspot, that i think is a little easier to work with, i tried wordpress before and couldnt manage it well. the link is in my signature, if you want to read it as well. and congrats for the blog! ❀

    • It’s about an hour workout, starting with 20 minutes of cardio followed by working with free weights and machines for 40 minutes. I also do ab work too. The weights I use vary, depending on what I want to focus on for the day. My goal is 4 times a week. I also have Cheetah’s regime; I can email it to you for ideas! Let’s get sweaty and muscly!

  2. I love reading your blog Cherri.
    As for foot issues when I’m wearing my skates if they feel comfortably snug one or both of my feet start to tingle, bit they feel too loose otherwise.
    why is this and is there sething I should be doing differently?

  3. Hi,
    I run a blog all about roller derby πŸ™‚ Maybe you’ve heard of it Derby Girls Blog , We’re always looking for contributing writers- writers can publish there own posts and add all there own images. There is no limit ot how often you can post either. And here’s the really cool thing- we get over 50K unique visitors a month, so it’s a great way to really be heard and to drive traffic back to your own blog. My idea is that it would be really cool to have all derby writers coming together in one space πŸ™‚ I know that would make my life easier to follow and read all the stuff I love! Anyway, if you’re into the idea hit me up at if not- super happy I got to check out your site! Rock On! πŸ™‚ -Zippy

  4. Ha ha.. It was a great comeback… Less like the Detroit Red Wings vs. South Park Elementary. Can I too have a copy of Cheetah’s regime? Can we do it at the gym sometime? πŸ˜€

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