rosebee: Adam Lambert touches the gauges/plugs in his ears (Default)
The derby-induced sleep deprivation is VERY VERY bad for me this time of year. I can cope with it in the spring/summer, but not in the fall/winter.

I'm so used to going to every practice my team has, that I forget that the bare minimum required is only 50%.

With that in mind, this time of year, I'm going to try to be easy on myself, and only aim for attending 2 of the 3 practices a week. This way I'll only have to deal with the derby-induced sleep deprivation once a week (2 practices are late-evening ones, the third is on Saturday mornings).

I'm already feeling better about things! The coffee is probably helping a bit with that too. :p
rosebee: Adam Lambert touches the gauges/plugs in his ears (Default)
I'm REALLY looking forward to my nice long vacation.

I want to get more casual/travel skirts (with my derby thighs skirts fit me better now than shorts).

Then there's the issue of suitcase size & weight. I want to take my derby gear, so I can skate with a local derby league while I'm visiting. But the skates are about 8 pounds by themselves, then there's all the padding & helmet & etc. It might not be worth it. I'm considering taking a 2nd checked bag (& paying the extra $35 each way) just so I have one suitcase for my derby stuff (sans helmet) and one suitcase for my clothes (plus derby helmet).

I want to go get a couple more of the amazingly wonderful Pack-It Cubes. I have a few already, and they are SOOOO handy for suitcase organizing. Plus when TSA has to open & rifle through my suitcase my clothes won't end up all over the place.

I'm going to wander down to REI at lunch and look at skirts & pack-it cubes. Perhaps though I should measure the suitcase I want to take and make sure it's not over the size limit. I have a smallish sized suitcase that's good for 4-6 day trips, but I'm going to be gone for 10 days. Either I try & cram everything into that smaller suitcase, or I take the larger (which may or may not be over the size limit).
rosebee: Adam Lambert touches the gauges/plugs in his ears (Default)
Still bummed about my sprained ankle. Though the enforced break from Derby has been good for my sleep & my perspective.

My P/T is a very nice lady, and she happily reported that I'm healing faster than expected. One exercise she had me do at my appointment yesterday she thought I wouldn't be ready for until next week! :)

Best of all, I got permission to start skating again on Saturday! :D

Starting to get excited about my trip to Illinois next month to visit my half-sister. I need to figure out what size suitcase(s) I can bring without going overweight or oversize & incurring a $100 penalty! It'll be much cheaper for me to just bring a 2nd smaller/lighter suitcase than one GINORMOUS one. :)
rosebee: Adam Lambert touches the gauges/plugs in his ears (Default)
I dropped too much money at the skate shop on Friday and bought myself new wheels & bearings, and new toe stops.

:D

Plus I went up to Portland yesterday afternoon for an amazing Derby clinic put on by Portland's nationally ranked travel team (5th in the nation, I think). It's so interesting learning from other people than my team's usual trainers. They do things completely differently, and teach things from a different perspective.

Today I get to have a massage!! :D I'm very excited by this!

I should go make myself breakfast. I'd love to go out & have someone else make me breakfast, but that costs money. Plus I have frozen microwaveable pancakes that are actually fairly decent. And I have eggs, so I might make myself some scrambled eggs. Or an omlette if I can scrounge up enough stuff to put in it.

Humph!

Apr. 28th, 2011 08:00 am
rosebee: Adam Lambert touches the gauges/plugs in his ears (Default)
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rosebee: Adam Lambert's eyes peeking through the high neck & hood of a jacket (NinjaAdam)
As I suspected, one of my biggest challenges in Derby will be dealing with the stubborn impatient perfectionist who lives just beneath the surface of yours truly.

I need to learn how to turn it off, concentrate on the things I'm learning & improving on, and not the things I can't do need more work on.

I need to remember to relax & have fun at practice, and not get tense. I'll pass the various tiers when my mind & body are ready and getting stressed & tense about it isn't going to help (it will actually in fact harm).

Today, I tried hip assists for the first time! I also did the best I've ever done keeping up in a pace line! :)

And now it's time for ice cream. :)

::sigh::

Apr. 5th, 2011 03:58 pm
rosebee: Adam Lambert touches the gauges/plugs in his ears (Default)
At least it's just one more hour, then I can go home.

Feeling out-of-sorts & 'off' is easier to deal with when I'm home than when I'm at work.

I'm very pleased that I get in to see an Asthma specialist tomorrow afternoon. My lungs still sound awful, I'm tired of coughing, and I want to be able to breathe & exercise.

Derby practice last night was good. I need to relax about the upcoming Tier 1 Assessments. Some of my fellow teammates will pass, some will won't. I know for a fact my endurance & sprinting abilities need a TON of work. It's likely I won't pass, and I have to be ok with that.

Learning to turn off my inner stubborn bitch of a perfectionist is going to be challenging.
rosebee: grahic of a small bumblebee flying to a red rose (small bee flying to rose)
Drive by posting to say I will be beyond excited when it's finally 5 o'clock on Friday.

BIG!GIANT!PROJECT! at work is due in <24 hours. I'm not nearly as done with it as I'd like.

I worked through part of my lunch, will likely work a little late tonight, and work through part of my lunch tomorrow.

Tonight I'm picking up MrB at 5:50, going home, changing into skating attire, packing my skate bag, & going skating. It'll be a good stress reliever (and a one of the last chances to practice before Saturday morning's tryouts!).

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