Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Deja vu.

WOW I haven't posted here in a long time, that's very very very sad. Doesn't mean that rugby has been on hiatus from my life though, because I think about it every day!

Buuuuuuut my collar bone is broken. I won't go into to detail of how this happened since I would like to save the face of rugby if my family were to ever discover this, but once again.....NO REGRETS.

Our last game was our worst loss, but strangely enough our best game. That's soooo weird to write....barely makes sense. But I was really proud of the team I'm on, and I know that I played hard. It was a FUN game because everyone was putting in so much effort, and at the same time it was fun because it was a challenge that we were putting up a big fight against! I'm glad the season ended on that note; hopefully the other players on the team can remember how awesome it was to fight hard in a rugby game and put it in effort so they continue to do so in the future.
Although I am injured with a collar bone that is broken in 4 places (not surprised one bit), DOESN'T MEAN IT'S VACATION TIME. I have actually been putting more pressure on myself now to make sure I am not a single step behind for spring season. Some days I will end up staying at the gym for 4 hours to make sure I get a good enough work out, which requires more since I'm not allowed to run at all (when I broke my wrist I could sneak around this, but not now). I've lost almost 30 pounds, and I'm screaming at myself for not doing this when I could actually play rugby! It's like I didn't realize what I had until it's gone - it really sucks that I don't have a rugby season to play now that I'm getting into some good shape. But I just have to think about the future, and keep on truckin'. I plan on being better than ever for the spring, and playing harder than I have ever played before.
It is ALSO a pleasure to see some fellow ruggers at the gym!!! I cannot even begin to describe how happy that makes me. At the beginning of next semester I plan on trying to create a work out schedule for the team again; even though it might not work, it's worth a shot and better than nothing. I sent out an email to the team after our last game that I hope inspired them to not take the "off season" (even though I don't think that exists) lightly. Here's what it said:


I just want you all to know a super duper important fact about rugby:
the season never ends.

I cannot stress how important it is to keep rugby on the brain (it's a better way to live life anyway :) ), even though we don't really have a tentative schedule of practices and games anymore. Your best weapon in rugby is your body, and the most useful skill in rugby is fitness. It may be tough to see because the goals seem so far in the future, but NOW is the most important part of rugby season! Really take this time to push yourself, and instead of moving backwards and starting rugby games in the spring behind the pace, work hard and start them one step ahead of the game!

On that note, who says we have to stop practicing rugby?! If anyone is free Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays when we used to have practice we can saunter our way over to lyons hall and play some pick up sevens for a half hour....hour....however long we effing feel like it! I'll be shooting a text out to all of you guys every M/W/F to see who wants to play, and even if we don't get a full 14 there's obviously a hundred other rugby games that are maaaaad fun that we can play. Even if only one of you wants to go, I'll go with you. Unfortunately, for now I can't join in the play because I'm obviously immobilized by my "backpack straps" lol, but I will be on the sidelines yelling and cheering and fetching rugby balls and such.

SO, do work. And partay after."

I'm very hopeful for the future; I have faith in my team. I'm trying hard to keep faith in myself as well, and pull through for everyone. From the get go I have planned on playing rugby until I absolutely positively cannot play anymore - to the point where someone has to chop my leg off or something - and I still plan on doing just that. I don't want to be phased one bit from injury. And I won't be!