Friday, August 29, 2008
I was really worried that I would be totally out of shape for this season, but things are looking good. There are always over-achieving backs, but for the most part I'm on par with my teammates. Colin is determined to kill us, but it's fun. We start every practice with a lap around the field, and then do dynamic stretches, grids, and then more laps. We have been adding another lap every day, so today we'll be up to seven. I don't know how far he's going to take this, we'll be running dozens of laps by the end of the season, but practice is only two hours long. After laps we do suicides, and then rucking and tackling drills. It's hard, but I love it. I love limping around campus because my quads are shot, I love going to dinner soaked in sweat, I love dropping into bed every night, totally exhausted, I love rugby. The only drawback is I never see my non-rugby friends. I kind of miss them. They'll keep though, and for now I'm happy to be in training.