Why I Derby! Leggs Benedict
What is the backstory on your Derby Name?
There isn’t any great story. It came from an online derby name generator. I clicked through until I found one that I liked. I didn’t think a super tough one fit me and I didn’t want one that was too risqué. So when I saw Leggs Benedict pop up, I thought, “Hey! I have legs! That’ll do!”
When and Why did you start roller derby?
There was a groupon and I thought it looked fun/cool. That was back in 2013. I didn’t last very long due to a mix of excuses. I started back the summer of 2018. I got tired of thinking back to that time I didn’t do the thing I wanted to do.
Has your why changed over the years?
I love the supportive community of women, the feeling of personal growth, and the challenge. Also, it’s hella cool to have a group of friends that you can hit and will hit you back. Like fight club but with bylaws, legal hit zones, and a Facebook group chat.
Advice to new skaters!
1.) Showing up is half the battle.
2.) You get out what you put in.
3.) Everyone improves at their own pace.