In other news, we had to move footy practice Wednesday night because the Ultimate Frisbee League has taken over the park (darn!). We ended up at a local middle school with a small soccer field. Said field was also next to asphalt basketball courts.
I had forgotten that asphalt and cleats don't mix. Think walking on ice.
A ball bounced onto the courts, I went to get it while forgetting that I was wearing cleats. Bad Idea #1. I went "legs up, butt down" smack onto the concrete. Onto my already irritated hamstrings and back/hip.
I hobbled around for a while and decided to try to play in the scrimmage. Bad Idea #2. Five minutes in, I turned while running and felt a GROINK in my calf. Strained calf. End of practice for me!
After practice, we went to the wonderful Bonn Lair pub afterwards and I self-medicated until far into the night. The injuries are getting better but I'll be taking a couple weeks off from footy, along with doing my standard rehab of workouts, stretching and ice. There will be occasional self-medication. Tequila optional.