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29 November 2006 @ 7pm

An Old Habit, Reborn

“It’s a barbarian’s game, played by gentlemen.” I went out to a rugby practice today. The VT team is putting together a winter 7s squad for a few tournaments over break. It felt great to get back out onto the pitch and take a few hits.

It’s incredible how quickly the rules, the technique, all of the things I learned over five years ago, came back to me. Physically, I’m leaps and bounds ahead of where I was in high school, and it’s great to get out and see how far I’ve come.

Now, I need to get a mouthguard, and I need to go running every day from now until mid-January. I’m so out of shape for sprint running, it’s depressing.

But it gives me a passion, a goal to chase, to compete with. It’s been gorgeous weather this week, so it’s hard not to run over to the drillfield and kick around for an hour. But come the real winter, the 35 and windy I adore, I’ve got to get out and really go at it.