10 Goals in 10 Months

In December 2010, The Diary of a Derby Wannabe girls, Em, Skatalicious and Erica formulated 10 goals to achieve in 10 months.

GOAL 1

Be able to jump over each other

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Achieved January 2011

GOAL 2

Skate the City to Bay

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Achieved May 2011 – check out the Photo Friday as well as the clip below

GOAL 3

Perfect all the whips we know and find more on the internet to learn

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Achieved April 2011

GOAL 4

Achieve 30 laps in 5 minutes

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Erica alone achieved this one

Check out the hints and tip here

GOAL 5

Learn to do fancy stops

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Achieved April 2011

GOAL 6

Master the River Torrens running track, hills and all

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Achieved January 2011

After a successful skate along the Torrens track

GOAL 7

Develop our own derby fitness training dvd

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Failed

GOAL 8

Learn a few figure skating jumps

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Em gave it a red hot go – check out the result here

GOAL 9

Become confident enough to use skating as a means of transportation around the streets

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Achieved January 2011

GOAL 10

Organise a roller disco

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Achieved August 2011 – check out the Photo Friday

Em and Michelle with Brett, who won Best Dressed Adult

15 Responses “10 Goals in 10 Months” →
  1. Hi. as someone who used to earn my Biccies by being a ‘Floorbitch’ at Skateline, and a Dj for 20 years, Im happy to help organize the Disco, and I will Dj in Skates too!

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  2. skatalicious

    January 17, 2011

    Arisa, thanks for the offer, that sounds awesome!! I will be in touch and bring the girls to one of your gigs for a chat πŸ™‚ Can you give me details of your upcoming gigs please!?

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  3. Whistle McThistle

    April 15, 2011

    I do not like to be the bearer of bad news but… The City to Bay organisers will not let you enter on skates. I have no idea of how they will police this but they won’t let you register as a skater. Its something that is apparently dangerous to other people.

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    • Michelle

      April 16, 2011

      Yeah we heard this bad news already. We’re going to do our own version of city to bay separately. I’ll probably still register to run it tho πŸ™‚

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      • Whistle McThistle

        April 27, 2011

        I’ve completed the City-To-Bay and now it is marked off my list (don’t need to do it again). I wouldn’t mind trying it again to actually run the whole way. Last year I would run for 2 kms then walk for 30 seconds and repeat – I managed to take under 70 mins doing it this way. Unfortunately I have patella tendonitis which doesn’t seem to want to clear up. This doesn’t stop me skating (unless it has flared up from playing a few minutes of basketball on a Sunday) but it does keep me from running and training for this year’s City-to-Bay.

  4. Hey ladies, Just stumbled on your page and I love it! Love the goal approach and obviously you guys are doing fantastic. I’m no derby girl but I’ve got respect for it. Keep it up! πŸ™‚

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    • Thanks Sara πŸ™‚
      you’re in San Diego? Have you ever been to see a San Diego Derby Dolls banked track bout? We don’t have any bank track leagues in Oz yet but I’m looking forward to seeing a banked track game when I visit San Diego in September

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  5. Nice blog…I like this idea of 10 goals in 10 months…I still haven’t decided if I will take the plunge into fresh meat…I have a little fear πŸ˜‰

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    • Thanks for visiting πŸ™‚
      I think when it comes to derby, a little fear is a good thing – it’s the thing that will keep you safe

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  6. Hi ladies

    Great work with your goals! I’m trying out for fresh meat with ADRD in a few weeks. Maybe I’ll see you there. πŸ™‚ (I’ll be the one on the floor)

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    • Hey Em

      Erica and I wont be as we’re staying with our current league. Maybe you can help me convince Michelle to try out for ADRD though πŸ™‚

      Em(shazzam)

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  7. Nicole

    July 3, 2013

    Thanks to your vid on fancy stops I think I just worked out what the hell WARD mean by ‘C-stop’! Well at least I’m assuming it means ‘curve stop’? So to do a curve stop, you bring your inside leading foot in front of your outside foot, turn your shoulders so your feet follow, pivot on the inside leg then end up facing the opposite direction in a sort of half-plough (performed with the originally outside leg)? Does that sound about right? πŸ™‚

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