What I’m Reading Today: Stories of Strength

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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

What Really Matters at the End of the Season

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Last night was TCRD’s year-end party.  Every season, I look forward to the our wrap-up, and the chance to share how proud I am of my team.  This year was no different.  My home team had a great, if brief, season.  The skaters all progressed, we played well together, and … Keep reading

Searching for Dr. Right

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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

Happy Championships, er, Hallowe’en!

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It’s almost Halloween!  Time for cute costumes, mountains of candy, or, if you’re me – hiding from children and watching Championships! If you haven’t yet, you can still get a ticket to watch from WFTDA TV, it’s going to be well worth the $20!  I can’t wait to see how things … Keep reading

What I Learned From: The Smacktivist

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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

How to Do Nothing

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I’m a month into my knee injury.  It’s been a tough month, but could have been much worse – it could have not essentially been off-season, we could have had bouts, I could have missed a tournament, I could have had real-life stuff that couldn’t be interrupted. As far as … Keep reading

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

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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

Pain and Discomfort

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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