reddsderbydiary:

You should all go check out Level Up Fitness and feel the LUF! It’s a venture between my self and Bloxie Blackout from TBB.
www.facebook.com/levelupfitnessuk

reddsderbydiary:

You should all go check out Level Up Fitness and feel the LUF! It’s a venture between my self and Bloxie Blackout from TBB.

www.facebook.com/levelupfitnessuk

Getting to know you: Steph Howarth

tigerbaybrawlers:

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Steph joined the Brawlers in our second full recruitment day in 2012 and is a familiar face on our awesome B team where she’s a budding jammer as well as a fantastic strategist and blocker. Steph is also a regular name on our A team charter and played her first A team game last weekend vs. Royal Windsor Rollergirls. Not bad to get a win in your first game, eh? Exciting!

When Steph’s not contributing to league awesomeness on skate, she is a member of the Brawlers’ Upper Management Committee (the Directors) making sure everything ticks over nicely day to day.

But that’s enough of us gushing about Steph. Here she is in her own words:

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Co-Host Interview: Wales Online

Media Wales Swn Fest interview, featuring Adam/@renduh’s poster.

Jollifications: Peer Support vs Peer Pressure (Part 2)

jolly-pop:

The second instalment of this topic is based on a much more personal experience than outlined previously, and before I begin I want to make it clear that I am in no way berating people for doing the things that I relate to you here. I myself have been guilty of several examples on a conscious or…

Good post, and a lot of this stuff applies when people have non injury related problems too.I started playing derby not long after surgery, so while I was quite weak I was as well as I get, and I was thrilled to discover I could actually manage to train.. and it made me feel great. Unfortunately my health problems started to flare up again, leading to me having to miss some sessions. To be fair the majority of the people I was skating with at the time were supportive.. but I did get occasional snide remarks and outright accusations of laziness from some unsympathetic people, which makes you worry that you aren’t welcome unless you are 100% healthy and always able to do everything. It also leads to pushing yourself too hard, when you should be listening to your body and taking a break.
Of course you have to make sure your problems don’t mess other people around, so it’s not a good idea to commit to bouts.. but I think as long as people are open with their team/coaches they shouldn’t be excluded or made to feel like they aren’t trying. 
Right now I’m in a weird situation, as I transferred to a super amazing league, but then had a real flare up right after clearing fresh meat and have been pretty much house bound.. so I’m well aware that most people in the league have no idea if I’m a total flake, or if I can work hard/commit to anything. I’m really hoping that I’ll get a surgery date soon and make a triumphant return.. which will no doubt include a LOT of hard work.. but right now I have no idea what the future holds… so I just try not to worry about it all too much and just hope for the best.

My Monster and Me Illustration http://www.redbubble.com/people/zombride/works/10893516-my-monster-and-me

foomandoonian:

yomommaaaaaaaniggaaaaa:

handfulofhaycock:

leseanthomas:

CN takes over Taiwan’s subways. Source: http://www.thsrc.com.tw/event/2013_CartoonTrain/index.htm

holy shit the train with jake’s face

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What train is it? Adventure Train!

mkupperman:

Mark Twain, Hollywood Detective. Part 10

mkupperman:

Mark Twain, Hollywood Detective. Part 10

mkupperman:

Saint Peter comics.

mkupperman:

Saint Peter comics.

Keeping it in the family: The McCabes

tigerbaybrawlers:

We always like to think of ourselves as one big happy family. Not just within the Brawlers but with our local leagues and within the derby community in general. We refer to South Wales Silures as our derby brothers and very much consider the junior league as our little sisters.

However, this is all a little different for fresh meat skater Laura McCabe whose daughters Sadie and Molly skate with the Tiger Bay Cubs and whose husband Lee (aka Elder Lee) is a member of SWS!

Laura’s friend (and brilliant writer) Amelia Appletree put the family connection into words. We love it!

“When it comes to Roller Derby, my husband Lee and I are following in our children’s footsteps.

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