Fun fact about Jenn.
I talk in third person sometimes I played soccer from the age of 4 until about first year university. Another fun fact? I have missed it!! A friend Matt worked with for a while posted on FB looking for ladies who wanted to play since the team needed more girls. He knew me well and let her know I would probably be interested. So yesterday was the first game. The team is co-ed and I wasn’t sure what to expect. When I played intramural soccer in university I played co-ed and I found the men would rarely play the ball to any of the women. I was crossing my fingers that wouldn’t be the case because what is the point of co-ed soccer?
We got to the field and I was given my neato seafoam coloured jersey.
The game was awesome. Super happy to see the kind of soccer that is being played and that everyone gets to actually play the ball. We were short a player and the other team had a few subs. One of their players was nice enough to play on our side, but wow. Talk about cardio. We managed to keep the score tied nil-nil the entire game, so that is a win in my books.
The only thing.. I managed to not think a play through and wiped out on some pavement right beside the field. I was trying to keep the ball in and I thought I had it and I slipped over the ball and fell hard on the track beside the field. A big raspberry on the back of my thigh, and road rash around my knees and hands. Burns a lot.. you can imagine how awesome the shower felt post-game. I also managed to rip some of my boot but nothing I couldn’t play with.. I also plan on just duct taping that up for the time being..because I am that person.
Other than the fall, it was a good game. The season goes until mid August, so that will keep me busy this summer. We have a lot of traveling in August so we will see how it all goes! So happy to be back on the pitch though!
So fun getting back into something I missed a lot. But because I am so used to steady state running with my long distances, this game was TOUGH on my cardio. It will be a great challenge and change up in my fitness this summer that is for sure!! VERY excited about that.
QOTD: Are there any activities you did growing up that you wish you still did? or do you still do those activites?