Tuesday, November 6, 2012
"When are you going to stop playing football?"
Football helps, surely. A way to boost my cardio, burn fat and indoors too so I can keep going through the depths of winter.
So I told him that. "You'll be terrified of getting injured closer to the time," he replied.
He was right.
I concluded that by the time I started my "taper" in June, I'd probably stop playing.
Not that I've never been seriously hurt playing football. But then I've seen plenty of team-mates break wrists, twist knees, break their feet, pull muscles etc while playing.
And in the very first game after signing up for the Etape, I twisted my ankle.
I actually laughed (it was entirely my own fault, I trod on the ball while trying to pull off a trick I'm not good enough to pull off).
So, I revised my "when I stop playing football" date to Spring.
That way I get to keep exercising in the warm in winter, and when there's enough daylight to start getting rides in before/after work as well as at the weekend, stop risking injury.