Today I posted a status on facebook. It was a photo of Molly laying on me and I commented on how she knows when I hurt the worst. I posted about how I had only made it through 45min of Roller Derby practice today. It is a bad pain day. The weather has some changes happening and it effects me.
Why do it?
For one, I love it. Yes it hurts, it kicks my ass, it causes me pain. But I love it. It also has been a great bonding experience for my 3 daughters and I since we are all involved.
Secondly? I need it. I was told I could end up in a wheel chair, I was told I could possibly need amputations. Screw all that. I am a fighter. I refuse to let this disease beat me. I will put up a huge fight until I can no longer fight. The exercise that comes with Roller Derby pushes my body to do things it does not want to do. It’s fun and that makes it easier for me to force myself out of bed to go.
Third? I love the people. There are some amazing and inspiring women that play Roller Derby. They are all so supportive of me. The ones that know my story cheer me on, even if I only make it as far as putting my gear on and skating one lap. If I make it 2 hours they make me feel like a freaking rock star. I need that.
It isn’t for everyone, but it is for me. I hope that you will seek out something that does for you what Roller Derby does for me. I know that I may never be a bouter. I may never even leave CTH, but I will still be there trying my hardest for as long as I can push my body to let me. Life is what you make it, we all have our struggles. Some are harder to deal with, but we all still have the ability to live a life that is fulfilling. You just have to fight for it and make it happen.
Find your passions, kick out the negativity and be a freaking rockstar!
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