Sunday, we had a practice/scrimmage with Lon's team.
I got there a little late, since I had decided to try out my skates.
Surprisingly, the bearings are not, in fact, ruined.
It was another beautiful day. I skated from Reston to Sterling and back, taking about 90 minutes.
I didn't carry any water, since I figured the water stops en route would be sufficient.
This, as it turns out, was a mistake.
I made it to the practice fields and joined the game already in progress.
I was playing outfield, which usually leads to head trauma of some sort.
When Lon was at bat, I knew he was going to kick it to me, in an attempt to put it over my head and generally make me look foolish.
So I backed up.
As predicted, the ball came at me, a little short. I sprinted forward and scooped it up at my feet.
I'm not sure if I fell, rolled or flipped, but I made the catch and ended up flat on my ass, with my legs splayed out in front of me.
Everything was fine, until I realized that both of my legs (quads) were so cramped up, I couldn't bend them.
Dehydration, and all that.
Eventually, with help, I hobbled off the field, and after some Gatorade (it was just like in the commercials), I recovered.