What I’m Reading Today: Stories of Strength

December is flying by!  There’s always so much going on at this time of year, it’s important to remember to take time for yourself, to focus on the things that are important to you, and to prioritize your commitments so that you don’t find yourself with zero gas in the tank come … Keep reading

Searching for Dr. Right

I’m two months into my ACL injury now, and I’ve been pretty lucky – I’ve had some successes, and I’ve learned a lot.  In my last injury post, I talked about Doing Nothing and the importance of not re-injuring while rehabbing (or while waiting for a diagnosis).  I talked about … Keep reading

What I Learned From: The Smacktivist

This week’s post is late for a great reason- TCRD hosted a skills clinic this weekend featuring The Smacktivist, of the Ohio Rollergirls, and I had to wait until I had filled my brain full of knowledge so that I could share some of it with you. The Smacktivist was … Keep reading

What I’m Reading Today: The Feel-Good Edition

Now that it’s fall and you can feel the chill coming into the air at night, we could all use some warm fuzzies.  Today’s readings are all about feeling good. Since my injury, I’ve been feeling down and have been wondering what I am without the use of a key … Keep reading

Bugging Out: My Foray into Entomophagy

I recently invested in some baking supplies.  Some high-protein baking supplies.  Some chirpy, jumpy, high-protein baking supplies.  I bought cricket flour. And I made banana bread. And it was fantastic. I started my journey into entomophagy gently – with bugs that came pre-ground into flour, which you can then add into your … Keep reading

Pain and Discomfort

I promise this won’t turn into a fully fledged injury blog, but the second week of my own injury has given me lots to think about. When I first hurt myself, I thought the initial phase would be the most challenging. That physically not being capable of moving around would … Keep reading

Shrinking the Change

Last week, I talked about not having time to train.  I gave some quick and dirty solutions – that’s all you need, right?  Just some ideas and you’re good to go?  And you’ll keep it up? Not always. Often when people say that they don’t have time to train (or … Keep reading

Eat, SLEEP, Derby

Derby skaters, you work hard to be monsters in your sport, right?  You give your time, energy, and attention to all things derby in hope of becoming more amazing?  If you’re reading this blog, you likely cross-train and try to eat well, or are at least interested in learning more … Keep reading

What I’m Reading This Week: Two Articles and a Recipe

I’m on the cusp of some exciting stuff with Booty Quake and Roller Derby Athletics, and am spending all of my free time getting ready for the amazingness that’s headed your way. As such, this week’s post is some great content from other people’s blogs. First up, former power lifter … Keep reading

What StrongFirst and Roller Derby Have in Common

Many times in this blog, I’ve mentioned my dual love of roller derby and hardstyle kettlebell training, but I’ve never really dissected why I think the two are a good fit. What does StrongFirst kettlebell training have in common with Roller Derby? Both celebrate (really) strong women. “At StrongFirst, we … Keep reading