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Sunday, April 20, 2008

Sucky Soccer Sunday

First of all, remember how last week I said that staying up until midnight drinking beer was NOT a good idea the night before soccer? Yeah, if you remember it, why didn't I?

So, yes, I got a little drunky-drunk last night, and was only feeling so-so this morning when I got up. But I did get up and go to soccer, but about 5 minutes into the game, I reached to kick the ball, and felt a terrible, shooting pain in my right quad. I tried to run it off, but each time I would sprint or kick the ball, either quad would screaming in pain. And I can distinguish between discomfort and pain; this wasn't just sore muscles acting up, this was painful.

Therefore, even though I felt like a boob, I opted to sit out the second half of the game. It just hurt really bad and I was really sucking out there since I couldn't sprint or kick the ball effectively. I iced both quads and stretched them some on the sidelines, but they are sore right now. I don't know what happened. My best guess is that I pulled the muscles, or at the least, strained them; however, I'm not entirely sure.

I suppose I rest them today and tomorrow, and see how they are on Tuesday for a run. I hope I didn't really injure myself.

16 comments:

Erin said...

Maybe the combo of bowling, high kicking when you threw an awesome ball, and then taking the digger didn't help your muscles. Just a thought...LOL! At least you got your butt out of bed and made an honest effort. That's more than I would have done.

teacherwoman said...

I hope you didn't injure yourself. Sounds painful.

AnthonyP said...

Ouch. Did you stretch a bit before the game ?

chia said...

Wow, I had the same thing last time I thought bowling the night before a long run was a "good" idea.

Beer + flinging heavy objects + disproportionately flinging one's body weight off one leg whilst flinging said heavy objects = owie :'(

I hope you'll be alright come Tuesday!!!! I'm sure a margarita might help ;-).

Wes said...

You are definitely putting the muscles under a different kind of stress. I hope its nothing serious and you recover quickly!!

Brianna said...

Ugh! I hope it doesn't end up being something serious.

Firefly's Running said...

Ouch! I hope that it is not too serious.

Marcy said...

I bet you and Jerry had a wild night after all those drinky drinks, huh? And that's the real reason behind the leg pain ;-) I'm sorry the leg isn't feeling on the up. Sounds pretty bad :-(

sRod said...

Alcohol and athletics don't go together! I've tried, you've tried, we've all tried. Rest and stretch those legs...if you can't think of what triggered it then chalk it up to mystery pain.

MN Mom said...

Hope you are feeling better...ice!

Kevin said...

I hope you are recovering well and didnt do anything serious

Nicole said...

Hope quad is okay. Take it easy.

audgepodge said...

Uh oh! Sounds like a smart plan to give your legs some rest.

keith said...

take it easy, man!

ice bath!

J~Mom said...

I hope your leg is ok!! I am not sure if you read my blog when I had a quad strain (almost a year ago now) but I refused to rest it and it took way too long +pt to heal.

TriGirl Thea said...

Tell me about it!

I have a swim class at 9:30 am on a Saturday morning -- what was she thinking when she scheduled that?

Beer = delicious but evil beverage.

:)