I am so calm and relaxed as I write, after 20 minutes of Yoga containing lots of hip openers and back stretches. For me, this is how I prepare for Roller Derby, as I have 3 hours of scrim tonight. While everyone else is necking caffeine and listening to music to get them hyped, I am doing yoga and listening to meditation apps. I find that the minute that first whistle goes I get so hyped up that I get shakey hands, and my feet and legs will start to shake, so the last thing I need is to be anymore hyped up before I get there!

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See how calm I look? Actually I think that calming blur might mean I need to clean my camera lens.

In case you’re interested, the yoga session I mostly do before practice is this one. It’s called Injury Prevention and is nice and gentle with lots of hip and hamstring work, which is really good for Roller Derby.

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I’m also wearing some rather funky Six Deuce leggings that were sent to me by Phat Figures. The print is grey camo, so I like to wear them for Roller Derby as my derby name is Gem Warfare. I’ll get a decent photo of them soon, suffice to say they are really comfortable to wear. They are super low cut on the waist, I think they are designed for muscular people with flat stomachs, but they don’t dig in like some low cut styles, so I’m counting them a win.

And now I am off to prepare myself a nice energy packed dinner before I head off to practice. Roller Derby, of course, would count as exercise for Juneathon, but doesn’t get me a fit for chips point, and that’s what counts, so today is a one point kind of a day!

Points earned so far: 7