OMG! I love football! I never really realized just how much I loved this game until I got the chance to actually play it a few years ago. When I step onto the field with or without gear I want to just play and play and play. But then at the end of last season I got injured fairly severely and I never thought that I would play again. Well the Doc says that I need surgery to make it better and to make the pain stop and I was offered a position as the Team Manager of the Reno Reapers and I thought that would be enough. However... after today I'm thinking that it may not be enough.
Then of course I'm faced with the decision of puting my body through the pounding and pain that another season of football would inflict or sit on the sidelines and let younger women have all the fun. Okay, that didnt sound like I was leaning in any particular direction did it? This is a serious decision time.
Last year I feel that I was kind of robbed of my chance to play. The Coach did not like to put me into the game much. So I practiced a lot, ran a lot and put in a lot of extra time in the gym so I wouldnt be tired on the field and yet I only played for a total of about 5 or 6 minutes while others never left the field. Now I'm not begrudging those women for getting that opportunity and I'm not so sure that I would have traded places with them. But I would have liked to have played a few more minutes at least.
At any rate here I am. I have the chance to play again. This time, this year I would probably actually clock some game time and I would have a blast. But my body would take a beating. So my friends what shall I choose? One more season of unfettered fun and unbelievable pain or a season of helping others to realize and maximize their football dreams? One other thought, can I do both?
I have to sit on this and let you know. Be good to each other.
P.S. I was too busy playing to take pics.... next week.