I got to our field yesterday, and in between swatting mosquitos and catching up with my teammates, I started to put my socks and cleats on.
And then I realized that one of my shoes was completely falling apart.
The leather was pulled apart from the base, so that I could stick my fingers completely through it. So I had to put it on anyway, since I don’t have a backup pair currently, and make it through practice. Which actually wasn’t too bad. The mosquitos were worse than my shoes. But I know they won’t survive my game Saturday like that.
So today I have to go pick up a new pair. And I realized that this may be the first time I’ve ever completly worn out a pair from rugby. Typically, my blades get too worn down first to grip well, not the leather. But the blades could use some more cut too, so new shoes it is.
Busy day today though too. We’ve got to meet to line our field and set up for our game tonight. Saturday’s game day (vs. Chicago North Shore, 1 p.m.), which is always busy between playing and our social, then on Sunday we’ll be recruiting at the Williamson Street Fair here in Madison. Hopefully picking up some new players and spreading the word how cool our team is here in Madison.
Have a good weekend everyone and play hard.