Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Mada has things to say.

My feet hurt. A lot. I have a blister on the back of my heel and the pads of them just feel rubbed raw. My left calf is extremely tight and both of hamstrings could use a massage. Oh, and I can promise you that my butt will be sore tomorrow. But you know what? I feel great right now. Seriously, this is the best I've felt in a while.

Today I got to play real outdoor soccer for the first time in about 10 months. As in full field, nearly full teams and everyone was relatively competitive. I am extremely out of shape but I still managed to do a decent job as wing (though the defense might not agree) and I even managed to knock a few people over. After the game we all headed over to PAR for some carbs and I was dead. Like absolutely dead, I felt like my body was spent and it occurred to me that I have not felt this way since I started college. Even when I work out here I do not have the drive or will power to push my body as hard as I can or feel any real result, only sports can do that for me. I need a game and a ball and basically a big ol distraction if you expect me to do any real work.

Anyway. Back to feeling amazing. This dead feeling I have going on is something I did not realize I missed. But in fact I really really miss it. Like a lot. I miss the feeling that I actually did something. The feeling like I deserve to rest. I miss how easy it is and how amazing it is to fall asleep after something like that. This feeling is extremely therapeutic. It makes your stress seem manageable and it makes getting up the next morning seem less of a challenge.

So if any of you are feeling stressed out or just really over school, here's my advice for you: pick your favorite sport and play a pick up game with any one you can find. It will make your entire week look up. Now I'm going to go to bed and it's going to feel sublime. Peace out brothas.


  1. That's one of the things I love about playing Ultimate.

    Call me.


  2. This is exactly what I needed to spur me into running harder. I miss eating lousy food at TGI Friday's after an intense cross country race. This post would have an "overly sentimental" tag if I wrote it.

  3. Every post would have an "overly sentimental" tag if you wrote it, Brendan.

    Speaking of tags, I think my favorite sport might be tag. Is tag a sport?