I didn't do anything physical all weekend. I could not. Sinus pressure, sore throat, coughing, weakness, fever. I had hopes to meet up with my friends on Sunday morning for a run, but after taking some medicine in the middle of the night I slept like a rock and woke up 3 minutes before our scheduled meet up. I wouldn't have been able to run anyways, plus it was absolutely pouring out (welcome fall!).
The only thing I did all weekend was take the kids to their soccer games. My daughter's team won 5-3. They hadn't had a single practice yet, and my daughter hasn't played since she was about 8 or 9. And at that she barely played then. Only reason she signed up back then was because she desperately wanted the soccer shoes and I wouldn't let her have them unless she tried the sport. It was a disaster. She was a little frustrated because she doesn't know how to play, has had no practice, and is so painfully self concious about looking like she doesn't known what she's doing. It's just a recreational team, but she is pretty much the least experienced. At least she has a pretty strong team around her and the girls were all nice.
My son's team lost 4-3 to their arch rivals. They were ahead 3-2 but let it go near the end. There was "only" 3 near fights. As they get older things certainly get more tense. At least with soccer if they actually got to the point of throwing punches the penalties are pretty stiff. Actual fights are very rare, but with boys the threat is always right under the surface. But yeah, 5 minutes into the first game of the season and a rather large boy from the other team comes after one of our kids. Luckily his coach & teammates called him off.
If I had a little more time on my hands, and could find a completely recreational team (as I have NO soccer skills), I would love to play soccer. Such an amazing workout. My son typically plays 80-90 minutes in a 90 minute game and is running most of the time. I've played with the team a few times when they were a bit younger and could barely walk the next day. It's certainly a good all around workout.
Hopefully in a day or two I'm among the living again and then I'm going back to the Shred. And more of it! I think I need to do minimum 5-6 days per week, not 4. And I'm going to take this challenge into October as well.
Until next time ....
(and stay healthy)