After about 15 years, I have once again joined a soccer (that’s football for those not in North America) league! I actually joined a local IBM team competing in the local industrial league. And do I hurt…
I am not a young lad anymore and it has been a while since I’ve had a regimen harder than long hikes in the mountain (well, hills) and a few short canoe trips. Playing for 45 minutes was hard. What I realised is that, although I seem to have the endurance down path, I need to work on my speed. I just could not sprint fast enough to make significant plays. My passing and shooting are also pathetic. I have to find a way to practice – maybe help coach my daughter’s team?
Yes, my eldest started playing soccer this year – which is what got me in the predicament I am now in. If she can play, then I should also be able to play, at least to practice with her.
Now for some liniment and a good night sleep!