As a geek I’ve a pretty sedentary job. I write lectures, I code and I run tutorials. Lecturing isn’t exactly a physical job so I’ve been maintaining a bit of a beer gut lately. For the sake of my future health I have to get some excercise.
So I joined the local rugby club. The training was initially hard, but now I can get through a training session. I also played my first match for the Eastbourne second team over the weekend, as hooker. We got beaten (as we had 13 players versus their 15) and I got mangled in the scrum. We lost pretty much all our own scrums the first half. This may have something to do with me having been moved from wing to hooker about five minutes before the match.
Anyway, it’s good to get some excercise and I hope I’ll get a little fitter soon.