Sunday, December 30, 2007

Such an Idgit

So I nailed one of those bumpy things this evening. Yes J~Mom those things are squishy and soft; however if you nail one from the side, you will go down. The sun had gone down and it was starting to get dark. A kid of about 12-14 blew by me and I was admiring his stride and then WHAM. I was on the ground rolling before I knew it. I rarely fall, in fact I don't remember the last time I fell. I didn't fall once this whole season despite all the trail runs...that is until tonight, on a track no less - LOSER.

I was however impressed that I tucked and rolled automatically. In high school I participated in high school wrestling - I was just ok. Once a week our coach would have us do extended drills on agility and strength. He had these specific drills that was aimed to disorient us, a lot of rolling and twisting. Eventually you learned to be aware of your body position at all times. I had no idea I can still roll like that, it's not something I can practice now. The funny thing is, back in those days, I HATED running. I thought the 2.5 miles of track and stairs that we ran everyday before practice was sheer torture. I didn't even bother to get running shoes, I just grumpily ran my warmup miles in my wrestling shoes.

Happy New Year Everyone. Stay on your feet, on your workouts and the celebrating.

10 comments:

  1. I'm sooooo glad you're OK but I am DYING of laughter over this post. I'm sorry :-( The terminology is too funny. I totally have to start using "idgit" now.

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  2. Rick,are you sure it was those icky bumps? or the fact that you've been a little piggy since you got there....way tooooo much eatin' goin' on. Don't try the track after you've had those sangria....

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  3. Oops!! : ) Happy New Year! Watch out for them bumps. : )

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  4. Ooops! At least you are running! I have been a disaster for a week now and it must stop!

    Happy New Year Rick!

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  5. Nice job on the tuck and roll! That track is pretty incredible. I don't think I have ever seen such a sight. Have a Happy New Year!

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  6. Glad your falling skills are still intact! Those are valuable, even on tracks :)

    Have a great new years!

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  7. You know, they always told us that high school sports would teach us certain "life skills." It is nice to see that what you learned during your wrestling years came in handy! :)

    Stay safe, enjoy the rest of your trip, and Happy New Year!

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  8. Ah man, that stinks!! Those little guys got ya!!

    Well when I was in high school I was a "mat mate". We were cheerleaders/ score keepers for the wrestlers. Good times. LOL

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  9. Ouch! Maybe it's a track for wrestlers? :) Where exactly in Bacolod is this anyway? My sis lives there...now I know why she'd rather golf than run.

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  10. Tuck & Roll Baby!!.... Glad ur OK, I been doing pretty good running the trails, haven't fell yet but slid a few times --lol been kinda muddy.

    Happy New Year Bro & watch that scary track course --haha

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