Betty B. Tough #897
Date Joined: November 2, 2015
Isn’t it a little late to start playing roller derby (i.e. Aren’t you too old)?
No. I’m only too old if I think I’m too old. If there’s something you want to do, then ignore your self-doubt and do it. You’ll never know if can or cannot if you don’t at least try. Go ahead, you may surprise yourself. (I know I have.)
What derby position(s) do you play?
Whatever Coach asks me to play (they’re all fun)
League position(s) held? (past and/or present)
Bout Production Committee
Favorite Derby Accomplishment(s) / Proudest Moment?
Being voted MVP-Jammer at the Coming Out Bout
When did you join MRD?
Fresh Muscle Class of 2015
What I do off-skates? (hobbies, job, etc)
Day Job: Laboratory Certification for the State; Instructor for Derby Lite. Off skates: Love outdoor adventures with my family, especially if they include white water rafting and camping. Love all things outdoors, but also love the performing arts. Dabble in a little of everything from bellydance to bluegrass. Life is short. Try it all.
Favorite post-practice snack?
Apples and almonds on the ride home. Beer, sardines and Wasa crackers once I get there.
Favorite trick on skates
Getting hit and not losing my spot.
Most Likely to ___________.
Give a motivational speech (to both teams).
My derby name was almost ________.
What is your sports/skating background?
Never played a team sport, but rollerskated and took horsebackriding lessons as a kid. Spent most of my adult years avoiding excersise, until I hit 40. Then everything changed.
Do you have a pre-bout ritual?
Pace, jump up-and-down like a kid a Christmas, pee. Repeat
If you had your own theme song, what would it be?
What Doesn’t Kill You (Stronger)
What MRD team do you play on?