Saturday, September 06, 2008

The CAGE

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It's Friday night, and the guys over at Falcon had invited me to join them for a game of football over at The Cage with the entire crew and some other friends. I have heard them talked about their first outing there, and did not pay much attention to their stories.

It has been more than 3 years since I last exercised, due to the hours I have to put in for my new job (I still had time for a jog once a week with my colleague in my previous job). But I thought, how tough could it get, kicking a ball around a building, with rotating teams.

Anyway, all geared up, I managed to leave the office at 7:30pm, and headed to Waterloo to meet up with the guys. We left at 8pm. Once we got there, I changed and we waited for 9pm, which is the start of the booking.

My first injury came, even before we started playing. I was doing some warm up stretches, and managed to pull my thigh muscle. With the pain still there, I continued to go into the "cage" and did some warm up kicks. The pain later subsided.

We sorted out who belonged to which team, and started the match. While chasing the ball, I somehow tripped myself (heard of butter legs ?), fell and rolled over once or twice, bruising my elbow in the process. Zinc was asking me later what the heck was I doing. I was asking myself the same question, and I have not even tackled or touched the football yet ! 5mins into the game, and only ran some distance, I had the wind knocked out of me. I was literally breathless, so I volunteered to be the goalkeeper.
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As the game progressed, I managed to get into the rhythm of the game. Later in another set, I managed to save a ball, but that cost me a bad bruise on the knee. The ground feels like it is made of rock particles. And the final set, while trying to save an incoming shot, I used my hands (instinctively) to block the shot, and that cost me a real bad and nasty sprain to my right index finger. I was in quite a lot of pain, and told the guys to switch places with me. I later had a death wish as I unwittingly charged at Simon, thinking that I can take on someone who is like 3-4 times larger than me. Stupid.

All in all, I had great fun with the guys and gals and even kids !

Later that whole week, I was so sore in my thighs, body and finger, I felt so handicapped, that I had a better appreciation for all those handicap friendly facilities that are put in buses and buildings. Oh, and I think I better have that finger checked out by a doctor too. Also thanks to all those who showed concern about my injuries. :)

7 comments:

cosmicbaby said...

Heal liao? If not bring you see Sensai Pain!

@lex Gen X 1:6 Hardcore said...

hi wee tiong there're more pix here
http://www.facebook.com/photo_search.php?oid=24571074062&view=all

Shaun said...
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Shaun said...

you are quite a pansy. But since you are my best pal, I've highlighted your situation and hope you'll gain female attention to sooth your injuries.

Roy said...

haha funny dude,,, I reckon I'll be just as sore if I played. :P

Laurens said...

WTF...exercising @ 9pm?

neoconvoy said...

cosmicbaby said...
Heal liao? If not bring you see Sensai Pain!


no leh..I think i need to visit..it's still swollen, and like harden !!! but the blue/black all gone..


@lex Gen X 1:6 Hardcore said...
hi wee tiong there're more pix here


Saw them..cool...all got me inside somemore, though cannot make out..haha...


Shaun said...
you are quite a pansy.


whatever lah...as long as can get female attention...but it's not working leh !!! all i get so far are male attention !!! wah lau....i think i need to delete the post liao...


Roy said...
haha funny dude,,, I reckon I'll be just as sore if I played. :P


no lah...you guys are more fit leh...


Laurens said...
WTF...exercising @ 9pm?


don't wtf lah...you must also be doing your own lip exercise out in the park @ 9pm...haha...