When we reached the NAZRD (Northeren AZ Roller Derby) venue, we pretty much fell in love with it. It reminded me of our very own venue here in Las Cruces. While the bout itself didn’t go quite as we expected, the sportsmanship displayed by both teams was some of the best I have ever come across in all my life as a player or coach in any sport. After our bout, while the next two teams played, one by one we each got a massage from a local masseuse, and she was AMAZING! Once the derby fun was over, we went to “get our grub on” and partake in other festivities. By the end of the night, I had made a trip to the hot tub, then passed out as soon as my head hit the pillow.
The trip back was a Glee sing along with Amy (a.k.a. Boozeberry Pie) and me. We stopped at In and Out Burger and ate “animal style” everything, which means “the works.” It’s always great to get away and play some derby, but I am always ready to come home to family and tell them about the little adventures I get to experience on these short weekend trips with the Sucias.
I’m currently on my third year as a Sucia, and the same feelings are still there. It’s still exciting and surreal. I can’t imagine a day of not making practice and working on our drills to make our team work as a unified force.
FEARLESS FOXY FIGHTER, #587