Okay so there’s something I’ve been hiding from you guys lately. Well two things actually. This wasn’t intentional, it just hasn’t come up in any of my recent posts but now I will share.
I’m a champion and in love with a water cooler.
Did I just win the award for the most random sentence you’ve read today? I think I probably did.
Let me take a step back and explain…
So, I dusted off my old soccer cleats and shinguards and joined a women’s soccer league in Charleston! If you know me, you know I played soccer my whole life from age 5 until senior year in high school. After college, I became a soccer coach and personal trainer. Since then I’ve dabbled in co-ed leagues here and there but hadn’t been on a team for about the last 5 years.
Well I joined the Charleston Women’s Soccer League a few months ago and played in the spring season.
I was nervous at first to see if I could get back out there and do okay and guess what?!?!
Playing soccer again was like riding a bike!
I’m not going to lie I was totally out of shape cardio wise…and still don’t feel like I could make it through a whole game without feeling winded but that’s why I love soccer. It’s such an unbelievable full body workout! After the first couple games, my whole body was sore.
I wore my Apple Watch one soccer game and found that I ran 3 miles in one game. BOOM!
The weather has been amazing in Charleston the past few months (minus the stupid mosquitos..ugh they are terrible lately) and it’s been so much fun to meet new friends and get a good workout in.
Oh….also…I’ve recently fell in love with something…
Yep…I’m in love with a water cooler. Okay I’ve said it 😉
So if you have ever played a game of soccer before, you know that you have to bring a LOT of water with you to games to stay hydrated. Well this sweet Brita filtered water cooler is where it’s at! It makes filtering a huge amount of water easy and now I can just bring this one big cooler and the whole team drinks from it. The Brita Jug Filter for the water cooler works in Coleman, Igloo and Rubbermaid water coolers (Available at homedepot.com).
It’s become quite a hydration hero for me lately and I can’t wait to bring it to the beach this summer and on the boat to stay hydrated.
Since I joined a random soccer team where I didn’t know any of my teammates, I had no idea how good we would be. Well….we started off kinda shaky with our first game being a loss but then CRUSHED it the rest of the season. We really learned how to play well with each other and started kicking some major booty out there.
We ended up winning the CHAMPIONSHIPS on Thursday. Yep we took home the gold!
Heck yeah team Mex 1. You ladies rock!
If it looks like our team is down a few players in the picture it’s because we were! We played the championship with zero subs and still pulled off a 4-1 win. Talk about a good workout!
I can see myself playing again next season. It was too much fun and too good of a workout so I kinda have to play again!
Well guys, I’m headed to bed but wanted to send a quick update about some of the shenanigans I’ve been up to lately.
Have a great night!!