Leaving your wet stinky cleats in your car overnight and then opening the door the next morning to a funk you would not believe.
Yesterday was good. I got quite a lot accomplished and visited with my brother a bit before practice. Then after twice getting stuck in traffic on my way home, then on my way to practice … 40 minutes total in what normally takes 20 tops … I made it to practice.
[Now before all of you city women bitch about real traffic jams, please just consider that my little city here is only 300,000 people and we never used to have any traffic jams really, so to have to deal with them more and more as our city grows is a pain. Your big cities always have traffic issues, so just shush.]
It was rainy and kind of cold yesterday, so I dressed warm for practice and was ready to be miserable, but the rain let up and once we started running around, I was okay. The rain and air even seemed to help my lungs [allergies + light asthma + rugby = not always fun together] because Pinkie had us run a larger amount of sprints than normal – which was good because I know people are not working out on their own time, especially running, although you didn’t hear that from me – and I actually did pretty well and good pace. And considering I’m still sore from my prison workout Monday night, that is good news. We were short a few players, but had some new players show up as well, so numbers look good for this weekend.
I just had to write an e-mail to our team requesting that some of our backs get their asses to practice though. Now that I seem to be a back for good again, it’s pretty frustrating to have a different backline every practice. Grrrrr!
In good news, our game this weekend should be really competitive. I’m pretty excited, although not super excited for the long drive and late kickoff of 2 p.m. We’ll be at Columbia Park in the Twin Cities for any of you around there. We play the Menagerie at 2 p.m. and then our league pals the Valks are coming by for a mix-it-up game it seems. I would tell you what position I’ll be playing, but I just have no idea right now. Not in the scrum though. *sigh*