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Thursday, April 2, 2009

I'm playing the field...

Tonight I did something I haven't done in 12 years. 

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!


2 comments:

  1. That's awesome!! I had one of those proud moments yesterday as well....doesn't it feel great?? =)

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