I don’t miss Roller Derby – I do miss my Team #truthbomb

I’ve been involved in roller derby for a good few years now, training 2-3 times a week, playing 3-5 games a year. Coaching, training, playing, organising, and initially I was at a loss. But in all honesty right now, I don’t miss it. Don't get me wrong, if we could start the sport again I'd … Continue reading I don’t miss Roller Derby – I do miss my Team #truthbomb

We can’t Win; body shaming, self-worth and YOU!

My body shape and size is not for you, how I look is not for you. During my morning routine I was perusing some tweets and then I got sucked into a black hole of awfulness, which I won't be sharing here because that just further engages with the conversation. But to give some context; … Continue reading We can’t Win; body shaming, self-worth and YOU!

The 3R’s – Rest, Repair, Recovery… the importance of Sleep

We're deep into the pandemic now, and regardless of whether we're in one or out of it - Sleep is important! Lack of it can have a severe physical and psychological impact on us as individuals, from changes in mood to more significant effects such as depression, anxiety and there are known links between Insomnia … Continue reading The 3R’s – Rest, Repair, Recovery… the importance of Sleep

Movement is Movement; don’t be so hard on yourself

It's been a few weeks of COVID-19 now and I don't know about you, but being able to exercise outdoors is becoming the new balance for me, and it struck me the other day how lucky I was to live where I do. My doors open out into the old Colliery woodlands, I'm right on … Continue reading Movement is Movement; don’t be so hard on yourself

Passing the Star, My Journey to Blocking Part 3

The last post in this series is focusing on how I adapted and whether I had achieved successes within a game situation as a Blocker, which is a role I played at our game this past weekend. Humberstruck 2019 was Durham Roller Derby's first visit to Hull in a loooong time, we had been in … Continue reading Passing the Star, My Journey to Blocking Part 3