Sunday while sitting in Susan’s hot tub after a grueling hot hilly ride Sam turned to me and said “I’ve been meaning to talk to you about soccer.” All eyes shift to me and David laughingly says “Soccer intervention!”
I had been struggling with my right calf after pulling it the week before in soccer. It slowed me down and triggered cramping. Not fun.
Sam went on to explain how things had gone with her knee (read more here). To put it shortly:
Running-we can work with that!
Soccer-have you thought about quitting that?
I can’t remember what Sarah and Susan said but Cate asked me about injury rates on my current team.
They are high and someone does get hurt every week. It’s one of the problems of mixing skilled and unskilled players together. The poorly skilled are likely to hurt themselves and others.
Sarah pointed out that skilled players are more precise. Sam offered they manovre the ball away rather than whack at you.
Cate mentioned she felt the same way about downhill skiing, fun but too high an injury price to pay.
It did get me thinking. I had hoped I’d adapt to the sudden starts and stops. Sam offered that one never gets adapted to that.
I couldn’t play this week as I still can’t run on my calf. It’s too bad, I do enjoy the camaraderie and teamwork.
I’m not sure that I will sign up next season. What about you? Are there some sports or activities you deem too risky to do?
I’d love to hear your thoughts.