Monday, September 17, 2007

Fat guys need love too

Consecutive Days without Angelo puking: 1

What can I say? I'm known for leaving everything on the field.

Day 1 of tryouts is done. 21 guys came out for the team, including one middle school student, two high school students, and two guys in their twenties (the other Pete and me). Everyone else is 30 and above.

I didn't write too much about soccer when I went through tryouts back in February. I wasn't sure I would make the team and I didn't want to dissappoint my two readers (Mom and Alex). Well, we all know what happened. I made the team and got to play in the opener because Bruce was injured.


There's still no guarantee that I'll make the team this time around, but I'm a lot more comfortable with writing about it. If I make the team, oh well, I'm going to Thailand for 5 weeks. If I don't make the team, oh well, I'm going to Thailand for 5 weeks.

But I still really want to make the team.

So I went to tryouts today.

We did a short warm up with some stretching.

Then we did some dribbling and passing drills.

Then Fujita led us in two drills. We played two different 4 vs 4 games.

Then we had five trips through the tunnel of love.

Then it was dark and practice ended.

I'd forgotten how tiring soccer practice can be...and I feel fat...and I miss my legs from 10 years ago.

We have two more tryouts this week on Thursday and Friday. We have Tuesday and Wednesday to rest, but I'll be jogging with David for about 3 miles in the morning.

I don't feel as hurt as I did when we did this in February...but we haven't had our fitness test yet.

Here's to dropping 20 lbs by Friday!


Winter Park Fords said...

and I miss my legs from 30 years ago!

Bruce A. Bateman said...

You'll have to miss one of your legs to lose 20# by Friday, Angelo. (:-))