January 13th, 2007

Brian and Anne

A Tie!

Last week I joined a soccer league that plays on Fridays and we lost our first game, but only by one point. This week we have more players, so more subs, and we tied! We were even ahead at the half, but then they got a couple of goals really quickly. A 5-5 tie left us all feeling pretty good.

Actually, something weird happened with my left thigh, so I only went out on the field a couple times, but I played well and had fun while I was out there. Starting to learn how to use the wall and was complemented later by a teammate for my passing (esp. passing right back to someone to take them past an opponent).

The thing with my left thigh was, see, my right groin was giving me some trouble (the muscle I pulled last year in Buffy rehearsal), so I was thinking "ok, I'll use my left leg predominantly, and it will be fine". In practice before the game, I took my first fast shot at the goal with the left leg and the top of my thigh kind of seized up. It wasn't pulled, it just seized up. Luckily half the team are doctors. They advised me to stretch and massage it, and I was able to play after a little while. Over the course of the game it gradually felt better. Drinks after the game helped more (again, prescribed by the doctors, so who was I to argue? we went to leopold's and it was fun), and I also iced it when I got home. The cat was disappointed that half my lap was an ice pack for a while, but the thigh feels much better this morning. Still a little tight, but not so sore.

Having the cat sleep with me last night was also fun and successful, so I'm in a pretty good mood this morning. :)