I played a game of soccer- and I loved every minute of sweating, huffing, puffing and wheezing all over the field.
The last time I played was freshman year of college. I REALLY missed it. But all of these years I felt like I was too out of shape to kick it again. I was nervous about playing on a team, What if I screwed up? What if I couldn't keep up with everyone else? Yet when I stepped on that field all the instincts came right back.
Training for the 5K helped * a little * with the running part. However, distance running and sprinting are two different things! I was whipped after the first couple minutes. But I held on and I pushed myself to keep up with everyone else.
Playing indoor soccer is different too... you can play more of the field and you aren't confined to a "position". Which is great b/c in high school I always wanted to play the front striker position but I was always stuck on defense. Today I played all the "positions"- even goalie!
It was SO much fun. I CANT WAIT till the next game! I want every single person to feel the way I feel about myself right now- proud. It may sound silly, but I cant believe I did it. I have spent the last 10 years basically "on the couch" getting funked up. But I am here to tell you all that if I can get back in the game- you can too!
If you are reading this and doubting your abilities, I am telling you- Just TRY! If you fail, so what? Trying is a lot better than sitting on the couch watching your life go by.
Till next time, SYL!