“Hi my name is Lil’ArieHell,
For years my husband has been telling me to check out Roller Derby but I really wasn’t into the idea of getting banged up.
Fast forward to a Thursday evening sometime at the end of April 2015. I was walking the local farmers market with my toddler in a MeiTai (baby carrier) on my back when a real live Roller Derby girl skated up to me. After talking about the baby carrier, who’s previous owner we both knew, she invited me to come to the next recruitment night and their upcoming Roller Derby tournament. While I didn’t make it to the tournament I did make it to the recruitment night and have been hooked ever since.
You may wonder if someone like you could or even should try out Roller Derby. I think you should! When I started I had never done a sport in my life. I had never been a part of a team and never worked out on a consistent basis. I was 31 years old with a toddler at home and 2 school age children.
Roller Derby has turned out to be exactly what I needed, I have never been this fit in my life and haven’t felt this energized in years. Because let’s face it life with kids is wonderful and beautiful but also draining. When I go to practice I leave toddler tantrums and teenager attitudes at the door. For those two hours it doesn’t matter.
Thank you to my husband for encouraging me and Hell2Pae for her head tilt 😉