Feeling pretty damn good after the apartment success, so what can bring my mood down? The answer to that is simple, 20 to 27-year-olds that are in much better shape than I am. Thus, the trials and tribulations of getting sick and tired of being sick and tired.
Today was my first day in a recreational co-ed soccer league. It was the lowest level of the recreational league I could pick, and I knew no one on my team which kinda scared me, but I need to be social. This was all very random, and I was not sure it was a very good idea. I felt I was getting into great shape and this was a logical next step. What could go wrong?
First thing I noticed is that I was by far the oldest player on my team. I’m almost 41, and the next oldest person was 27, and it went all the way down to 20. And it seems I have lost more than one step in the speed department and everyone was blowing right by me. EVERYONE!
Each game is 55 minutes straight and then the next embarrassing thing happened, my cardio wasn’t as good as I thought it was. Long distances I was okay, but sprinting was just another story completely. The only comfort I had was that the smokers and the ones that went out drinking the night before were also in the same boat as me. So it kinda felt like high school. That means, even though I didn’t smoke and wasn’t that big of a drinker, those were the folks I hung out with the most because they were usually cooler. Addicts love addicts. Life never changes.
The most embarrassing part of the game was getting deeked out by some hotshot player, tripping over my own two feet and falling face first into the ground. My own team even had a chuckle about this, and it was pretty embarrassing. I had a long road ahead of me as I only lasted on the field for 10 of the 55 minutes too.
When all was said and done, I did my best to see the upside. I got in a decent workout, and I had a goal for the end of the season. That being, stay on the field for at least 30 minutes in one game. Maybe get faster? Is that possible?
I’ve been humbled.
I’m going to cry myself to sleep now.
Enjoy my Fitbit stats below.
DAY 50 STATS
Weight: 175 Pounds
Distance: 26.15 km
Time: 201 Minutes
Peak Heart Rate: 0 Minutes
Cardio Heart Rate: 20 Minutes
Fat Burn Heart Rate: 3 Hr 15 Minutes
Resting Heart Beats Per Minute: 61
Calories Burned: 3813
Calories Taken In: 2007
(All Calories Are Best Estimates. When In Doubt I Went Higher)
(I’ve never been a breakfast guy FYI. Eating breakfast at all is new to me.)
Oatmeal with Fruit: 41o Calories
Garden Salad: 549 Calories
Watermelon: 148 Calories
Sushi With Veggies: 576 Calories
Apples: 76 Calories
Air Popped Popcorn: 248 Calories
Thanks for following my adventure of Being Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired. If you have any questions, I’m just an email away. Also, if you want to read from DAY ONE, CLICK HERE!
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