FINALLY! I'm finally allowed to scrimmage with the girls, I guess that means I'm officially fresh meat as well! Most of the stuff on the minimum skills test was gravy after having been on skates for a few months and slowly working up to being able to complete everything. However, after over 2 hours working out in 85 degree heat (thank god the a/c was on or it would have been 95+), my body shut down on about lap 4 of our "25-in-5" (25 laps around the track in 5 minutes). I slid to the ground, shaking like a leaf. Luckily our captain said next time we're doing that portion FIRST. :)
During the test I also found out that some of these girls hit HARD. I had practiced blocking with a big newbie, and a small fast jammer, but when C.Wrecks (an all-around athletic newbie, and one of my best friends) walloped me the first time with a shoulder it felt like someone punched me! Holy crap! I guess I'd better get used to it, because Dirty Dawnie will be coming at me soon enough. EEK!