Tuesday, January 13, 2009

I'm Just Sayin'

I survived my first soccer game last night and I'm not battered, bruised, or sore. Ok, well maybe a little sore. But not near as bad as I had thought I'd be. And I wasn't the oldest girl on the team either. There were two other girls that I went to high school with that were older than me, but of course they were in much better shape than me too. To those of you that doubted me.....HAH! I can do it. I've still got it! Well, kind of. Yes, I'm 36 years old. Yes, I haven't played organized soccer since I was 14. Yes, I'm not used to running for an hour. But you know what??? I had an absolute blast. I played fairly well for someone that was pretty rusty. And.... get this.....I played goalie. WTH, you're saying?? Well, we didn't have many players show up so we had NO SUBS, which means I had to play the whole game. I'm in no shape to run that much so when I was about to pass out, I switched to goalie to catch a breather. Now, I have no experience playing goalie and as aggressive as I am in competitive sports, I always thought I'd be a complete wimp at goalie. I actually kind of liked it!! I took some hard shots to the body, but I kept more balls out of the goal than I let in, so that says something. I have to say I'm pretty proud of myself. I did something out of my comfort zone, went into a situation where I wasn't sure I would know anyone and not sure if I could even still play, and I'm happy I did it. It meant a lot to me that Todd and the boys came to cheer me on. One of the reasons Todd was so anxious to see me play was that he'd never seen me run before. How freakishly funny is that?? We've been together 15 years and he's never seen me run! LOL! I ran! And Todd, watch this, I can skip too, and walk backwards, and hop on one foot. He's a bit more comfortable now that I won't hurt myself and I think he was a little impressed. And how wrong is this......I have no soccer gear so I wore my 9 year old's soccer shorts, socks, and shin guards. I can wear a boys' size 10/12 soccer short, sad huh, yet surprisingly awesome. My next game is Thursday night......and I'm ready!!! Now where's my Ibuprofen.......

9 comments:

Kat said...

That is awesome! Go you!!!! And what a fun way to stay in shape. Makes me want to join a league too! :)

Weber said...

Way to go Kelly! Wish I could have been there! I for one am proud of you and a bit jealous. Going outside of my comfort zone is sadly something I just don't do. You go girl!!!!

Mom said...

Cant wait to watch-and see how you've improved (or not) since CYO soccer. Im impressed that you would WANT to play, and play goalie! Way to go Kelly. And the fact that Todd hasnt seen you run...has he watched you chase after Aiden?????

Jill Scott said...

Way to go! I love the running part of soccer, but don't ask me to maneuver the ball. I suck at that.

Kelly said...

The only bad part about playing goalie was that I took one shot to the crotch that would have left a grown man on the ground crying. But us women are tough and I kept the ball out of the goal and kept on playing. LOL

Jill and Todd Potrykus said...

That is awesome Kelly. Sounds like you had a great time playing. Talk about borrowing your kids clothes, I for riding, I would always borrow Hunter's long socks as I didn't have any socks that come up high enough on my legs under my gear. Finally for Christmas I got some "real" riding socks and won't have to take my 6 year olds "big" socks. Hunter was happy to know that I won't be raiding his sock drawers anymore.

Zoe said...

holy smokes!!! you go girl!!!!

Sandra Carvalho said...

Way to go girl!!!You knock'em down!LOL!
xoxo

Deb said...

Congratulations Kelly! Sounds like you did an awesome job...Have fun! ;-)