Roller derby 40:00 
This was a pretty up-tempo practice :) It was good!!!!
Major accomplishment was that we had a surprise practice for doing 27-in-5, and I was ready!!! Apparently the basketball-court track we've been drawing is actually short, so BombHer told us to aim for 29 laps instead of 27. Didn't expect to make it bc I'd been doing 27 on a basketball court in 5:30-ish the other day (30 seconds slow!!!), and this court is a bit sloped and has an ever-deepening crack down the middle of it. But I got 30!!!!! I was so surprised!!!
I feel a bitttttttt guilty that I wasn't doing crossovers all the way around the track, which is the most efficient way [if you're better at crossovers than I am at the beginning of a skating session]. I'd kind of get excited and go fast and then carve around the beginning of the corner, and then once I was going slower from carving, I'd do crossovers out of the corner and accelerate into the next corner just by skating in a straight line. But nobody's actually seen me practicing crossovers the whole way around, so to them it looked like a dramatic improvement ;P And I got to skate a fast time by going a little crazy and not being perfect, which was fun.
We did other things too. But I'm tired of writing. One of the veterans was my buddy for practicing blocking skills, and she gave me a lot of good tips. Also a new skater who's transferring from the Derby Dolls was super helpful, which felt especially supportive coming from someone who was new to the group!
Practice is so energizing!
About to go to sleep bc apparently I slept very poorly last night bc I was excited about finding my bug, my PI was really supportive of me having figured out what was wrong, I was excited about telling RAs when I'd have a new pilot version ready, scheming about how to replace an un-responsive RA on short notice, emailing Tim back about deciding between 2 potential online experiments to do. Except doing all those things very slowly and inefficiently bc it was past my bedtime. Then bc I've been trying to shift my sleep schedule forward, I couldn't sleep in. Boo -_-
Also: foot didn't hurt today, not before practice or after practice!