Whatever else you can say about my derby skill development, one thing for certain is that I have become much, much stronger since I started skating. Prior to skating, my legs sort of resembled a doughy, potato type food product. Picture perogies or gnocchi. My legs are now full of strappy, tough bands of muscle. I even have this unlady-like thick muscle running up my shin, almost obscuring my tibia when flexed. I never even knew of it's existence until a few months ago.
I can kick like a mule.
Which is why I now need to find another way of venting when I get frustrated.
Maybe I can go shopping for nicer shoes?