Let the games begin

Today is a day of firsts!

It is the first day of the 2011 Rugby World Cup which New Zealand is proudly hosting. This event in turn brings about another first – Julia watching a rugby game.

I was going to say this will be the first game I see “in real life” but after thinking about it I haven’t even watched a game of rugby on TV!   Sure I’ve been in the house when my Dad/Brother/Husband has watched a rugby game and I’ve even seen snippets (the sports news was a non negotiable event in my house while I was growing up) but I have never sat down and watched a game and that’s quite a “big achievement” for someone who lives in New Zealand. Heck our economy takes a dive if our national team the All Blacks lose a game, that’s how important rugby is in this country.

So tonight I will do my patriotic duty and don an All Blacks jersey and head to Eden Park with the other 60,000+ supporters. I had to ask one of the guys at work who we were playing, he thought that was hilarious! I’m glad I brightened his day. 😉  Oh and incidentally we are playing Tonga.

On another note, today is also the first day I go without Miss Jo and start training without someone holding my hand because  I seem to have lost my mojo lately and I need some time to find it.

I’m not sure what it is ..

The weather, the joy of not HAVING to do something at a certain time, the freedom to do more of what I love and less of what I don’t …

Whatever the reason is, I need to find the love I had for being a figure girl, the excitement of lifting heavy stuff, the discipline it takes to fit everything in and the will power to do more on less fuel.  At the moment I don’t have it so I’m taking the rest of the year off to do what I love and I’m going to train “just because I want to” NOT “because I have to”

So I guess if you want me, you will find me in the Arena .. or plodding up that stupid fricken Ludus Hill!  I know it says “Hill Sprint” on the board, but I just don’t seem to be built for sprinting .. forward movement will just have to do.

Till next time

(When I may just tell you I am now a rugby enthusiast – although I doubt it)

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2 Responses

  1. Anouska says:

    What a game to go and see for the first time you’ll ever watch a game of rugby!! Haha. (hope that made sense, I’m so tired I can’t even think to go over that and correct it if it sounds wrong!)

    You’ll find your mojo again… it will come back to you. :)

  2. Donloree says:

    Oh I know what it is like to have lost the mojo and all you can do is wonder, ‘WHAT THE HECK AM I DOING?” but keep doing and I promise it will come back! You’re a fireball, nothing can stop you…you just need to know where the heck you want to go. 😀

    Huge arctic hug!

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