Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Officially Official............

I've retired from derby. There, I said it. I retired on Sunday. I will admit, I have had many moments of remorse over that decision over the past few days. Even though it's going to take getting used to, I think I made the right decisions.

Mr. Bruises injury hit me hard. Neither of us are youngsters anymore. I've been struggling with back, hip, neck and knee ailments for sometime now. It's just a matter of time before one of them can become more serious.

I've been going back and forth with the decision for months. On a recent road trip with BFF Jill, she suggested writing a pros and cons list. So simple. So I took her advice. The only legitimate con I could come up with, besides never bouting again, was not being able to hit anymore. That one hurt. I LOVE to hit.

I've now moved over to the striped side of things. I am becoming a ref. It was the only natural thing to do. I am on the rules committee. I know the rules pretty well. Some of my favorite peeps are refs. So, yeah, this isn't looking so bad after all!

6 comments:

Burgh Baby said...

If you are ever just dying to make a great hit, let me know. I'm sure I can volunteer one or two people that will totally deserve it.

Congrats on the big step! And, I hope you don't have too much remorse.

Gina said...

Knowing when to say when is a hard thing. But you are just moving on to a new adventure. Good luck!

rdbowser said...

Hey, there are only so many bruises one body can take before something breaks. This way, you still get to be a part of derby only now you won't be on the injured list. Good call!

YD said...

It's hard to make that kind of decision but you've gotta do what's right and best for you.
But at least you are still doing something you like, just from a different "side".

The Purple Pinkie said...

You guys, you have such excellent ways of looking at it. Thank you so much for sharing them with me. I feel better today.

Burgh Baby, I will take names any day!!!!

Kara said...

In about a month you can hit me all you like! Just let me give the kid to Dave for a second or two to brace myself for impact!