- on September 28, 2010
Getting close to the end and while the scale hasn't dropped dramatic pounds, the physical difference is noticeable and appreciated.
This past weekend I had a rugby tournament in Denver, CO. On Wednesday I woke up and discovered I had developed pleurisy (inflammation of the lining of the lungs.) While I have had this before and knew I could deal with it, the idea of going to Colorado to play rugby while not being able to breathe well to begin with was a daunting task. Well, after a full 80 minutes of hard hitting rugby I found myself able to keep pushing and surviving probably the hardest game we will have all season. Playing rugby is hard enough, but doing it in high altitude with decreased lung capacity without having “trained for rugby” (the last time I played was in May, otherwise I have just been coaching) was a great feeling and one I know I wouldn’t have survived before pushing myself in the program.
Plus when you have friends you haven’t seen since May tell you how good you are looking, that helps too.