Sunday 21 June 2009

Sunday's serendipity

I was supposed to have a very light session on Friday, but my legs were fried after the game of tag rugby and training on Thursday and the previous few weeks, so all I did was go to a friend's gym and do some box jumps and bench press. I have done neither of these exercises in a long time so it was fun, although the box jumps take it out of your legs more than I remember. I am going to Holland for a training camp with Tom Bruijnen for 8 days so I want to be as fresh as possible for this.

I watched the Lions test on Saturday and it was very frustrating watching the South Africans play their territory game, simply content to wait for the Lions to make a mistake. Watching any athlete play within themselves is very frustrating, and I know that the Lions and the Springboks can both improve. It would mean a great deal to world rugby if the Lions could win the next test and set up a grandstand finish. Here is an athlete who did not go within herself on the biggest stage:

Here is a weightlifter who lifted outrageously beyond what anyone else in his weight class could and performed under pressure. Hopefully the Lions will do the same:


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