So as you all know I joined a local actual division....the last division....but a division none the less ladies soccer team. I LOVE IT! I love playing. Love hanging out with this great group of ladies. Love knowing that I am physically doing something really good for my body. Love that I have an outlet. Love it love it love it.
So we won our first game, tied our second and since last Wed only lost 1 out of 5 games! not bad for a group of mostly beginners!! we also have less people showing up for games and therefor less subs if any at all..........all the other teams have had many many subs and that is hard to watch when you are soooooooo dog tired.
To explain the title in my post you got to know me and know that yah well I just don't do things the easy way. I didn't ease myself into playing soccer and start walking and building up my endurance....nope just went all out. All or nothing kind of thing! Friday night we were playing a team that I have to say looked like most were UNDER 30 not over!!! uh hem and had tons of subs and were subbing in 3 at a time like every 5-10 minutes! we had NO subs....what a shocker. So after playing my heart almost out of my body and everything hurt like more than labor cuz at least then you get drugs!! with 4 minutes left in the game I see the ball coming in my zone and I go fast as I can full tilt....whatever that is but for me full tilt...... at the ball and don't really anticipate the lady from the other team going after the same ball at apparently the same speed.
we hit boob to boob, stomach to stomach, knee to knee, shin to shin.
ouch. She went flying backwards to her butt and I stood solid as a wall...........cept I am not a wall and I don't remember it happening but J was there watching and he saw my head snap backwards. My lungs were empty and I felt light headed to be sure. I didn't want to go off cuz then we would be down a player and I didn't want to let our team down....but I went off at their instance.......not like I could have played if I had tried....and started to feel more and more of the impact. The game was over then quickly enough and I struggled to walk to the other side of the field where my family was waiting and we had to shake hands with the other players. I could feel the tears welling and there was no holding them back at this time I also felt a lump like feeling in my neck and had started to hold it. Everyone felt so awful cuz this poor tired sweaty girl...or old lady as it were...was trying to shake hands and apologize for crying, I felt so stupid but couldn't stop the tears.
Then I noticed my voice sounded weird to me and my body was starting to shake and my hands were going numb. Then panic settled in and the hyperventilating started as my body literally went into shock. I haven't played sports like really ever with the exception of being in gym at school...till I didn't have to anymore and grade 7 basketball where I mostly warmed the bench and a little volleyball. Never soccer where you run almost the entire time! what I do remember about playing soccer in high school was getting benched by the gym teacher cuz I was too aggressive a trait that is actually a good one in soccer and I make a not bad defensive player.
Ok back to Friday.....yeesh I am long winded.....why can't I do that in soccer???? anywoo because of all the panic and shock and they tried to get me to sit but there was no way I could they called 911.......with the little girls all there watching and now crying not 1 but 2 ambulances came and a fire truck to strap mommy in the whatever claustrophobic contraption and took me to the hospital. I guess with my hands going numb that was a sign of possible spinal injury and no one wanted to take any chances!
so off I went with J to the hospital where a good friend that I have been making here in town was working. Angie was soooo awesome and was quick to give me the pain cocktail I sooooooo desperately needed! a few X-rays later and then a repeat of X-rays and I was released with whiplash advice. I definitely feel it more today, as the doc said I would but honestly.......... I can't wait to get back out there and play! call me crazy....even my boss keeps telling me I shouldn't play.....but that's another story!