March 2013 – Foxy Throwdown

March 2013 – Foxy Throwdown

Whats the significance of your derby name and number?

My derby name is a play off of Pam Grier’s Foxy Brown from the old Blacksploitation film. My number is the one I had playing most sports as a kid, was the number of a Heisman Trophy candidate I was friends with and was the number that my first roller derby captain and one of my best friends: D-Bomb.

How did you get started playing roller derby?

I’ve always been an athlete and was looking for something that wouldn’t impact my knee (I had an ACL reconstruction at 16) like the constant jumping in my first love indoor volleyball. After remembering the Roller Girls reality show I Googled derby in Seattle, started going to the gym and skating religiously and boom; six months later I made Rat City. Clearly I was wrong about the knee impact and had no idea what I was getting in to with derby, but it’s my 6th season and I’m still here and in one piece most days!

What is your favorite thing about skating with Rat City?

It’s opened up my eyes to just how competitive I am and what I can do if I forget about fear and the unknown. I’ve met people I wouldn’t otherwise have come across in life; some of the best friends I’ll have in life. I wouldn’t trade Rat City for the world!

What was the last thing you ate?

Rotisserie chicken and roasted root vegetables a la Parker Eyeout.

What is your favorite off skates workout?

BIKRIM YOGA! I love Bikrim so much that after my season ended in 2012 I challenged myself to do 40 straight days of hot yoga. And I did it!

At noon, a train leaves Seattle for Portland while another train leaves Portland for Seattle. It takes one train 4 hours and the other 7 hours to make the trip. Both maintain constant speeds and travel along parallel tracks. If you were on one of those trains, what kind of refreshing beverage would you be drinking in the dining car?

Oh, God. I thought this was going to be a math problem, which is not OK. Whiskey ginger, please.