Ups and Downs

I’m in a weird, vacant place right now, and it all revolves around roller derby.

Last Sunday was SRG’s final bout of the season, and it was strangely depressing watching all of the comments feeding through Facebook from my former teammates as they geared up for their final game. I’m not sure if the fact that I wasn’t there to cheer them on was what brought me down, or if it was the fact that their former co-captain just isn’t needed anymore.

I shouldn’t be so blah about it all — it was just days ago that I learned that I am officially a member of the Kansas City Roller Warriors.

But my move has resulted in lots of chaos that has led to minimal practice time, and just as little exercise — and I know that’s a huge part of it.

I’m working on getting back on track. I returned to the gym a couple of weeks ago, and I finally pounded out a 6-mile run last week. Then ankle issues slowed me down tremendously, so I had to force myself into little R&R. Despite the issues I’ve had, something tells me I’ll be myself again soon. It’s just that some days this fact isn’t easy to remember.

I’m curious to know how others deal with these mental and physical funks. Anyone have any advice?

2 comments / Add your comment below

  1. I just keep faking it until I can push through. If I can stay committed to the process, I can keep going until my mood clears and the fog lifts. It may not be perfect, but at least I keep moving. if I keep moving, then I know eventually I will get somewhere. Change is hard but we usually come out stronger and better on the other side.

  2. I think that physical funks are just a part of the organism, and something nobody’s quite figured out yet. My legs were tired and achy from the 3-mile WALK–go figure. We do what we do, yes? And we know that the pendulum will swing the other way…it always does. And then, too, you can come see your Lynnie and let her feed you lovely things…. xoxo

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