Relax, It’s the Holidays!

You hear that a lot, right?  Relax, it’s the holidays!  It’s supposed to be a time for family and friends, for gathering together and sharing joy.  But often, this time of year is the antithesis of relaxation.  It can be stressful, emotionally challenging, and generally a pain in the ass. More … Keep reading

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

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

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

“But I Just Don’t Have Time To Train!”

I hear this line ALL THE TIME. And, people, I hear you.  We lead busy lives – we have jobs, some of us have kids, we make it to practice, and do our league jobs.  Where can we even find the time for the off-skates training that we need? I’m … Keep reading

My Day at the Fitness Conference

Every August, I go to the CanFitPro conference – the largest fitness conference in Canada held by their major certifying body.  This year I chose to save my time and money and just went to the trade show.  I don’t think I made a poor choice. Fitness conferences and trade … 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