Friday, 11 January 2008

Sense of anticipation

Well, the rain has pretty much lashed down all this week which means that tomorrow's return match against High Wycombe Vets looks destined to be something of a mudbath. Yes folks, the time is rapidly approaching for me to don my scrumcap, insert my gumshield and romp about on the muddy playing fields of England once again.

For those of you paying attention you'll recall that monsoon conditions led to the cancellation of my last scheduled game in early December, meaning that the middle of November is the last time I played - a two month gap in which I've been nursing a troublesome groin strain whilst somehow attempting to eat and drink myself fit. Christmas and New Year have also made a valuable contribution to my waistline and to the feeling that I'm nowhere near the level of fitness I was when we played High Wycombe the first time around, back in October. When I think back to how utterly knackered I was after 15 minutes or so of that match I can only imagine what I'm going to feel like tomorrow. I can only hope and pray that everyone else will be in the same boat.

A combination of the time of year, the weather, injury and general slothfulness has also meant that it's some considerable time since I last attended a club training session (which after all, as a Vet, is my prerogative) but here's a word or two of advice: If you are going to miss training make sure that you switch off your mobile phone...

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