I played 3 games of ultimate tonight (just 1/2 hour ones) and I didn’t embarrass myself. Luckily it wasn’t very competitive and everyone was friendly, fun and encouraging. I had some great catches and even smacked the frisbee onto the ground so the (unfortunately named) Team Hymen Gels couldn’t get it! But was I winded. The ladies I covered were talented and fast.
I felt like a salt-lick afterward. Moose would flock to me to replenish electrolytes. Showering was a must but I was reminded by this article from Good Magazine about my/our ridiculous water consumption. Feeling guilty I’m trying to make adjustments. Testing the military-style shower they recommend (only running the water to wet and rinse). This isn’t me saying I’m now some super-eco but just that there are really easy things I/we can do. But this will only matter if I do it regularly. There are some not-so-easy things recommended in the article too. Like putting on a toilet seat on a bucket and relieving oneself into a bed of sawdust. Crap. Sawdust. Pee. Sawdust. You get the idea: bathroom backlava. Then just compost and, voila! Nutrients into your garden. I’m thinking that I’ll never get there.