i have my WFTDA re-testing today. i was brutal sick last time we did them and failed by thiiiis much, which means i need to re-test tonight if i want to play in any upcoming bouts. no pressure.

i'm getting tested on my ability to:
skate in derby stance
skate at a good pace in derby stance
do crossovers in derby stance
fall properly [one knee, two knee, 4-point/porn star, and baseball slide]
stop properly [snowplow, t-stop, and toe stop. hopefully not mohawk...]
take hits
do whips [arm and hip]
lean on someone else while skating
push properly [pull them in them in then push out for momentum!]
jump over lines
and potentially weave through cones if we have time.

normally i'd be all over it, as i've managed to hone my skills nicely in the 7 months i've owned my skates, but i'm kind of an injured party at the moment. i fell on thursday and the formed structure at the top of my kneepad slipped down in the fall & hit the top of my knee at an angle that has created a nice little bruise and rendered me a little incapacitated. so i basically can't bend my knee that well, and the idea of falling on it, on purpose, makes me cringe. bad timing.

i'm going to just go hard, do my testing, then take the bench for the rest of practice and work on healing. wish me luck...

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