Another glimpse into my twisted mind reveals that I love that jello feeling that sweeps over my body seconds after the last push of energy in the gym. I can’t wait to feel the pins and needles accompanied by the burning sensation in my lungs that let me know I am pushing too hard. I can’t explain the sudden dizziness that occurs right after pushing through the psychological walls of my workouts, but I love it nontheless.
All of these things are what I live to achieve in the off-season……and if you believe that you deserve to know the truth.
It is time for you all to get me through this with a little group help.
My problems are endless and constantly stalk me when I go to the gym. I catch them out of the corners of my eyes as they chase me for miles on the treadmills. I can feel them pushing on the bars as I try to lift weights. I know I caught one of them sitting on my back just two days ago while I was trying to do push-ups.
Oddly enough they are all wearing opposing MLS jerseys when I see them.
Most have a striking resemblance to forwards or left sided midfielders as well. I run from them in December and January because I know I will have to run at them for the following ten months. This is the day to day tug of war that I wil play with myself for the next three to four weeks until January 25th when I will be freed from my own creativity and enjoying the game with teammates once again. I love being competitive and I know that the day I am not chased by these off season apparitions is the day that I am going to retire. Until next time.