What I learned from roller derby

My body is capable of drinking way more than I ever thought it was.

Lately we’ve been upping our game. Our Pre-bout is getting more intense than ever. Yesterday during a drinking, I felt like my speach was sluring, my kidneys were burning, and there was absolutely no way I could possibly hold it for another second.
But I did. And then I drank another, and another, and another…

It’s been that way for the past few months. My co-announcer ask the impossible from my body, and my body surprise me by doing what is asked. I would never know what I’m capable of on my own. When I drink on my own, I do my reps, I follow what I “think” I should be doing. When I drink for derby, I do eat cheese burgers that I would never attempt, fries and bacon that seem way out of my capabilities.
Only they aren’t out of my capability at all! Except I would never know that without this sport. It’s pushing me to give more and be better, for myself and my team.

Now if only the beer and cheese burgers could scream that final 10lbs on to my body…

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