Friday, November 28, 2008
Gareth and I just got back to his place after playing a game of American Football in the park with some American and Canadian ex-pats and service men. Gareth had never played the game before but he picked it up quickly. Of course telling him to go deep or block that guy is a lot easier to learn than when he tries to teach me Cricket.
My back, my knees, and my mouth are very sore now. There was one American guy who was playing like he was Brian Urlacher on the Chicago Bears. He was hitting everyone full force. I got kneed in the mouth by him on one running play and got a cut on my mouth. I had to sit out a few plays to stop the bleeding. But I got back in the game, he had the ball thrown to him on a flat pass to the outside. He turned to run down field and I came up on him going full force and just plowed into him and knocked the ball out of his grasp and him back a few yards into the dirt. I heard everyone oohing and awing as I stood up over him. I spit on the ground next to me, looked at him and smiled. I then reached out my hand to help him up and he took it and smiled at me as he got up. Contact sports, I love it! lol
We then went to a pub and played some darts, ate some food and had some beers. Well, I actually had three CC and Coke's. Gareth had one beer since he has to work tonight. We we're fine while we we're still out and moving around. But now that we're home and sitting down we are both stiffening up. We're walking around slow and bent over. I said this is what we're gonna look like when we're old except we'll be wrinkled. He laughed and then held his side in pain. Appears he took a shot to the side. We soaked in a hot bath for awhile but it didn't really help our aches and pains. Gareth is getting his shoes on now and is moaning in pain as he bends to tie them. lol I feel bad for him that he has to work tonight. But then again, we only have one heating pad and it and the couch are calling my name.