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)