Friday, May 30, 2008

Time for the Question....

Why am I doing this to myself???

Every spring I ask myself this question on the same evening of the year. Tonight is the night.

Tonight is my first soccer game of the season. Yes, I am old. I play in the "senior ladies" division. Nice title. That includes everyone 18 and up (yes, that is half my age!). I am older than 18 and out of shape. But I love it. Of all the sports I've played over the years, soccer was my definite, all time favourite. Still is. I love the mental part of it, even if the body doesn't co-operate all the time. So I play. Again. I hope I don't break anything valuable. Hoping I won't be too stiff and sore to get out of bed tomorrow. Wish me luck!

Sometime soon I hope to share about our wonderful long weekend to B.C. But for now, I'm off and running...

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Maybe it's that stress release and sweat release... cleansing both the mind and the body. : )

Good to hear you are in the game. I miss playing soccer... stretch before you hit the pillow tonight and first thing tomorrow morning.

I enjoy reading your thoughts. Thanks for sharing.

Sara Pot

Brenda said...

YOU GO GIRL!!
Brenda Boks

luvmypeanut said...

I would love to watch you play!!! We had a parents vs the kids soccer game once... it was almost 15 yrs ago... I sucked wind big time!!! And I thought I was in pretty good shape at the time (at least I was 30 lbs lighter!).

YOU GO GIRL!

Anonymous said...

Good for you !!! The longer you keep "doing" the better.... it just isn't the same sitting there and saying... " I used to do that..." Keep playing as long as you enjoy it!!! (and try not to break anything)
Jen (and John)

Anonymous said...

Have FUN!!!!! I started playing when I was 25 and just stopped a few years ago when the second kid came along. I now have some injuries that make it close to impossible to play...and I miss it so much!

I miss the smell of the grass, the sound of the soccer ball thumping off a cleat, the sprinting as fast and hard as I could to chase down someone with the ball, the sight of a well kicked ball just soaring magnificently through the air...

When I was on that field nothing bothered me. It was such a liberating thing...all my focus was on the game and I felt so joyful!

SIGH...

I really want to play again! Have fun!!!!!!!!!

I will live vicariously through you!

Andi (from T21)