I am at such a crossroads with this endeavor of mine. I am fairly confident they will have additional tryouts but I missed the first one and that seems like a really big deal. But what if that was it? To bad, so sad, you missed now you are out of luck.
Do I just quit? Do I keep practicing and wait till next year?
Argh… I am so pissed off at myself right now.
I can not believe I missed the tryouts! I emailed the assistant coach as indicated in the news release and asked if there would be additional opportunities to be considered for the 2013 roster. No reply yet…
Soccer Workout: 2
Speed and Agility Workout: 0
Miles: 12 (10 min miles)
Indoor soccer games: 0
Each week I peruse the Weekly Writing Challenge to see if it is relevant to what I am writing about. Usually it is not but a few times our two worlds happen to align (see my post here). I figured with the New Year this week’s challenge would probably be about resolutions and “stick-to-it-iveness” and it is - with a twist.
The premises of the challenge is that the world really is about to end (in three months to be exact). With this knowledge you are to make three resolution that 1) are extremely time sensitive and 2) will be the last three things you do with your life.
On Monday I posted about kicking my diet soda habit and it has inadvertently become my New Year’s resolution. Yet I wonder, would I really make that my resolution if the world were truly about to end? I can think of much better things to focus my time and attention on if all that was left were three meager months. For one thing I would spend every waking (and sleeping) moment with Husband. Forget going to work or even being away from him for a soccer game. Unfortunately I have to earn an income, pay my mortgage, buy groceries… and well, I really like playing soccer so that nixes that as my resolution. And two, if these were to really be my last three months, I would drink all the darn soda I could. That stuff is tasty and I sure would not be depriving myself of anything.
But then what would my resolution(s) be? I could make some righteous statement like I would be a better person and help those less fortunate but hey, I am not a righteous person and I would probably just hole up in the house with Husband anyway.
By process of elimination I suppose I should be making some resolutions regarding Husband… oh but where to start?
***this post began in response to the Weekly Writing Challenge: Doompocalpyse-Redux but I am not sure it ever really got there***
Wow, I just realized it is January…
Okay I did not just realize it is January but IT IS JANUARY!
Holy crow, that means I only have three months until tryouts.
One of my great vices is diet soda, particularly diet coke. Pepsi kinda nasty…
If you think about it (and rationalize it like I do) it is the perfect beverage. Caffine to give you a boost, calorie free to avoid weight gain and flavorful to stay interesting. I like water and drink copious quantities ever since I moved to Colorado and got to pass two kidney stones due to lack of proper hydration (but that is a story for another day). It is just that water is pretty boring. I know there are a lot of mix ins you can add to jazz up water but it feels like that is defeating the purpose.
The problem is that soda, especially diet soda, is far from the perfect beverage. In fact, it could be considered worse than regular soda, though it does not have the high sugar content. “In 2009, a group of researchers at the University of Texas Health Sciences in Houston published a study that said daily consumption of diet soda increased the chance of metabolic disease by 36 percent and the chance of Type 2 diabetes by 67 percent.” (livestrong.com)
“Additionally, soda is made up of a number of acidic chemicals, it is one of the most acidic substances humans ingest. The acids in diet soda demineralize the bones and teeth, and can lead to fractures and osteoporosis. Acid in the body also can lead to a number of health conditions such as inflammation and corrosion of body tissue. When your body is overly acidic your skin will not be as beautiful or youthful. It will contribute to looking older.” (kimberlysnyder.net)
I just finished reading Eat & Run by Scott Jurek (excellent book with great story telling) and it has really got me thinking about what I put into my body. In one part of the book he talks about how he realized during a race he did not win that he could not have pushed himself any harder; mentally and physically he gave everything he had. Like most extreme athletes he decided that was not good enough. Thus he began analysing how his nutrition was impacting his performance.
A few weeks ago I put up an epic battle against the onset of a cold. I supplemented my diet with a lot of “nutritional” goodies and actually won the fight. Any other time in my life I would have lost but the influx of the supplements not only helped my immune system fight off the cold virus but I have never felt better. I am waking up a lot quicker each morning and do not hit the 2pm wall in the afternoons. You want to know what else I have been doing (or not doing)?
I have not had a diet soda in over two weeks.
Coincidence? I think not.
Did not make the stunning return to running I had planned for this week. But I am confident next week will be different!
Soccer Workout: 1
Speed and Agility Workout: 1
Running and Miles: 2 (10 min miles)
Indoor soccer games: 3 ( 1 W / 2 L – 2 goals)
When I awoke this morning I have to say I was slightly disappointed. It is not that I bought into the End of the World hoopla surrounding 12/21/12 but it did make me wonder.
What would happen if the world ended on Friday?
I was a little anxious last night as I went to bed. Would we all just cease to exist? Would we suffer through a slow, horrible, fiery death? How does the world go about ending itself?
But alas, I think we are in the clear; just another Friday to endure.
On a happy note I am still fighting (and maybe even winning) the battle with the onset of a cold. I took another Green SuperFood last night and I think it bought me some more time. Going to douse my system with another one tonight and pray for the best!