The thrill of victory and the agony of injury

After accomplishing my 30th championship on April 21st, I really settled back and relaxed.  Accomplishing that was something I have strived a long time for.  I played a single hockey game in two weeks and then came back this week to start playing again.  The real bummer was that my goalie pads are still not fixed, which means I am playing hockey in these crappy pads that I used back when I first started playing goalie.  These pads are not butterfly pads, and I am trying to play as a butterfly goalie with these pads which makes matters worse.

Last night in my ice hockey game, I stretched out to make a save and I felt a pop in my right inner thigh region.  It was instant pain, and I was not able to make those kick saves on that side without pain.  I couldn’t even skate really well.  Luckily, there was two minutes left in the game so I gutted it out.  I really didn’t feel much discomfort after the game or getting dressed, but I knew there would be hell to pay later.  I took a Ibuprofen, rubbed down my thigh, and then crashed.

This morning, it was sore to stretch out.  Running is not really an option at this stage, so now I am really just trying to take it easy.  I am stretching out the muscle every couple hours, but its still painful.  I am going to have to give this a few days of rest before I play hockey again.  What is really concerning me is the 5/3 river bank run that I am scheduled to do tomorrow morning.  That looks more and more like I won’t be doing that now.  Reffing will also be out on Sunday.  Looks like I am going to get some self imposed rest from all my physical activities.