Saturday was packed with activities. We met friends for breakfast at IHOP - it's always good to fuel the body before a long day. From there, I went to the gym to get in my final workout of the week. I'm training for a triathlon with M and Holly in October 2012 (I'll need that long to be in any kind of shape to actually finish the race). I was actually stoked at the end of my workout because I'd been able to go a little bit faster (and therefore a little bit farther) than on my previous workouts.
Dirty Polli's vs. DevilsClubAfter the gym, I went grocery shopping, and while I was wandering the aisles I called M to chat. It was so lovely to shop with M - the only way it could've been better were if she were here in person (or I were there). Someday. Shopping done, now it's time for roller derby - yeah!! There's a new Anchorage team - the DevilsClub - and they're my new favorites. Mostly because Mrs. Furious is on the team, but also a little bit because their primary team color is green. My second favorite, by just a wee bit, is the Sockeye Sallies - because they have Lethal Lavender. Mrs. Furious is my favorite player because she's good, but also because I know her. Lethal Lavender is also very good and I like her skating, but there's no personal connection. And then there's the Dirty Polli's - lots of good players, which makes any bout between any of the three teams entertaining. It's even more fun when an Anchorage team is playing a team from another city - then there's absolutely no confusion as to who to root for! (All photos in this post are courtesy of Greg and his fancy-pants camera - if you're interested, there are *loads* more pictures here.)
Mrs. Furious jams for the DevilsClub
Lethal Lavendar (in the purple helmet)
demonstrates her moves during half-time entertainmentI took Amy with us to the derby bout, and later Greg picked her up and took her on his photo shoot. If she were a real person, it would've been as if she had a backstage pass. She even got her picture taken with both the teams... Way to go, Amy-Doll!! (She's in the front - the gal with the orange tights is holding her.)