Roller Derby & Pregnancy

Roller Derby & Pregnancy

Hey SMRDers! Rebel Fury here, and this is a blog of roller derby life with Southern Maryland Roller Derby, currently from the sidelines.

Let me introduce myself first! I have been with SMRD since 2016. Like many skaters, I am a strong woman, a wife, and a mother. I balance derby with my job and non-derby life. Crazy right? I was introduced to roller derby at my last military base in California over six years ago. I did my first bootcamp there and like all of us, fell in love. Life and the military, had other plans. I passed my minimum skills assessment two months pregnant, stopped skating and vowed to return when I delivered. I was determined to not give up my pre-motherhood passion; I was also delusional 😊

Once I had regained my sea legs as a mother, my family received orders to Maryland. Now I had two kids, and knew I needed to find something for myself if I was going to survive the relocation. I searched derby in my area, and the rest is history. Fast forward to today and the real reason I started this blog; stepping back from derby when you get pregnant. I’m nuts, and am now pregnant with our third, joining the growing list of “injured”skaters. When I first found out, I researched to see who else has experienced this and how the hell did they step back from the sport we love so much. I found a couple, but none so relevant to my situation. Because let’s face it, there is some guilt associated with being a pregnant skater. I knew my team had plans, hell, I had plans! Now they were down a skater for some tough bouts. As my pregnancy has progressed I do not always have the energy, i.e. falling asleep at 7pm, to go out to functions. How do I fit it into roller derby without being able to actually skate; that was the FUN part!

I struggled in the beginning, but have since found my own way to contribute to the team I love so much. I NSO, I bench coach, and now do some of the background work that goes along with running a derby league. With a spouse who is away quite often, I find myself staying at home, watching my skates collect dust. I drool watching videos of how to perfect your hockey stops or Miracle Whips doing another awesome thing. I am keeping active with my workouts to ensure minimal muscle and endurance loss but I know when, and it definitely is WHEN I come back, there will be work to be done. Right now though, there is some envy, but mainly excitement watching this season’s bootcampers graduating. I for sure will be cheering them on this season from the sidelines. This experience has really created a deeper appreciation for those who do not skate but stay involved with derby. But if one thing is obvious, we, non-skating members and volunteers, do what we do because we love roller derby and our league!

Until next time!
Derby love,
Fury

 

 

Southern Maryland Roller Derby vs. CCRG Trouble Makers

Southern Maryland Roller Derby vs. CCRG Trouble Makers

 

Southern Maryland Roller Derby takes on the Charm City Rollergirls Trouble Makers!

Doors open at 5:30 pm! The first whistle blows at 6pm!

Kids under 12 are free!

Bring a blanket or a chair and see the best action along the ADRENA-LINE!*

There will be a 50/50 raffle to support our 2017-2018 Adopt-a-Highway program.

Shop our awesome vendors and grab some food at the Capital Clubhouse concessions stand!

Show support SMRD by wearing your SMRD gear (don’t worry, you can get SMRDed up at the merch table), or make a sign to support your favorite skater!

*Fans under age 12 not allowed within 5ft of the hazard line

Join us for the afterparty at Grille No. 13 in Waldorf!

SMRD Appears on TheBayNet.com!

SMRD Appears on TheBayNet.com!

SMRD made a recent appearance in one of the dominant Southern Maryland news publications!

Ms. Joy Shrum of TheBayNet.com attended one of our practices – actually, the last practice of our 2016 season – to learn, talk, and take some great pictures!

Check out the article she generated from her experience and look at the photos:

Featured Image courtesy of thebaynet.com.

Updated Bout Schedule

Updated Bout Schedule

Our remaining home games have been changed to the following!!

Sept 17th, 1pm vs Mid Atlantic Roller Derby

@ Capital Clubhouse in Waldorf, MD

&

Oct 1st, 1pm vs Morgantown Rollers

@ Capital Clubhouse in Waldorf, MD

 

Get ready for the most exciting games of the year!!!!

Two SMRD Members Join Team Maryland

Two SMRD Members Join Team Maryland

We are very proud to announce that two members of Southern Maryland Roller Derby, Carbomb Kelly and Princess Sleia, have officially been rostered on Team Maryland’s 2016 Charter! Both members attended and played their hearts out at Team Maryland’s tryouts the morning of Sunday, March 13th. We want to congratulate them for their hard work and representation of SMRD!
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