The secret’s out… I’ve been following roller derby closely for nearly four years, and yet I don’t know how to skate. I even bought skates 2 years ago for a photo shoot, but couldn’t actually move with them on. So with the encouragement of some new friends, I laced up my skates and took to the track.
Finally, it all comes together. I actually did much better than expected. I just tried to do what I’ve been watching for years. I was even able to do crossovers! I did well enough that some of the girls didn’t buy my whole “gee, I’ve never skated before” act. It’s fun, but I think I’ll leave the derby to the girls. I’m too fragile for that.