April 8, 2012 · 10:10 pm
I had such a full weekend of homework, good food, and friend time.
I went skating at open skate on Saturday, which felt amazing after not having been on skates in a few weeks. I treated myself to some new wheels as I’m pretty sure my old ones were the cause of some recurring shin splint issues, and that shit is just no fun. And I caught up with my friend, which is always just so good.
Sunday I spent time in the sunshine, got all of my homework finished on the earlyish side (I’m trying to get off to a good start this term), caught up with my bestie who I hadn’t seen since before Spring break, and made delicious curried veggie rice noodles for my lunches this week. I’m really trying to prioritize cooking on the weekends, and it felt so good to make it happen.
And also, I just have to say it, sunshine makes everything better. Portland is so not disappointing me this Spring. It has just been beautiful out.
March 9, 2012 · 11:17 pm
More time in the sunshine. If only it would last a little longer…
Treated myself to an afternoon at the tea house, drinking an iced creme de la earl grey latte and getting homework done.
Skating and sweating and feeling good in my body, even when I had shin splints.
Set my spring break plans further into motion, and I am really excited about it. More to come.
March 2, 2012 · 11:15 pm
Sleeping in. Finally.
Planning baking adventures. For tomorrow.
February 24, 2012 · 11:27 pm
Loving my body today.
Even if I’m still on the edge of sick.
And my toes cramped up and my shin was killing me.
I still laced up my skates, turned left, and with each stride felt lighter yet still, more grounded.
Getting into my body and getting out of my head.
If only for two hours. Enough.
February 5, 2012 · 10:05 pm
self-care goal: move your body
This weekend, I really tried to focus in on moving my body in intentional and motivating ways. Movement is one of the ways I work through things, and coming off a very emotional week where I was processing a lot, I needed to dedicate some time to getting into my body and out of my head.
Saturday I went to derby class again. It was even better this time. I know I said this last week, but going again was such a good reminder to me for how present and in my body I am when I’m skating. I’m pretty sure my friend and I are going to join the Wreckers, the Rose City Rollers recreational league. I’m fairly confident that I do not want to be a full-on bouting rollergirl again, but I do really miss the sport. I think the rec league sounds really fun and would be a good challenge for me. It would also have me skating regularly, which I’ve clearly discovered is something I want to be doing. Anyway, orientation is next week, so I’ll know more then. It’s also super fun and motivating to have a friend to do this with.
Also, my thighs are so sore today in that really delicious way that I just love. More of that, please.
Today was so unbelievably sunny and dare I say it, warm out. I was swamped with homework but I did manage to take a break and enjoy the weather. I took the teeny tiny out for a walk to enjoy the sunshine. It was short, but being out in the fresh air was energizing. It definitely helped me clear my head and it was good to stretch my legs after skating.
My housemate and I also made delicious treats to take to a super bowl party. We made jalapeno poppers with bacon and those amazing rice crispy treats again. Then we spent the afternoon watching football and Madonna at halftime with a roomful of sweet folks and amazing food. My friend cooked ribs and chicken that were out of control good. Yum!
Now we have chile verde on the stove making the house smell amazing. Can’t wait to have it for lunch tomorrow!
Also, two fatshion february posts! Saturday and Sunday.
January 28, 2012 · 10:36 pm
Today, I put these bad boys on for the first time in well over a year:
I went to a beginner roller derby class at oaks park with a friend of mine. She’s interested in learning how to skate and maybe get into the sport. I’ve skated for a large chunk of my life and played derby for about 3 years in Detroit, so I offered to go with her and check it out. We ended up getting split up into a beginner group and a more advanced group, but I think we both had a blast.
It felt so amazing to be on skates again. To move my body in ways that it is really used to and also has kind of forgotten a bit. To skate fast. To get low and feel the burn in my thighs. Skating is one of those ways that I feel so truly present in my body. I want more of that feeling.
I, of course, can’t wait to go again. Hopefully next week!