I thought that I am a girl with a pretty decent stamina, but my panting today had proved me wrong. *grins*
There'll be a Nottingham's games soon for Malaysian students all around the UK. So, UOB will be sending a number of teams for a number of various games. Netball is one of them.
I was going to get myself involved with something like badminton.....
I've even bought myself not one, but two badminton rackets.
Truth to be told, I am happy enough to be able to just go there and walk around the university, selling our nasi lemak. It's going to be a hit, I know. *laughs*
However, to my dismay, UOB doesn't have enough players for netball. I, who have no experience or whatsoever in playing netball, was deemed worthy enough to play as one of the regulars in the upcoming games.
Last year's netball game: I'm a mere spectator.
Realizing that I don't even have a partner for practising my badminton skills, I told myself, why not give netball a go?
So, I went for the first practice today. I wasn't feeling very well though. Not just a lame excuse, but this is fairly common when the season is almost changing, and you've stayed in a lecture hall filled with infectious people sneezing, coughing, and blowing their pretty little nose every day.
What happened? We've played half a court against the Singaporean's team, 5 vs. 5. I was the centre. It was half an hour later, and I was already out of breath! Their centre was small, but very nimble. I've had a pretty rough time trying to catch her every move.
I've exchanged with a friend for a WD/WA post, and I'm not in a more appealing position. I've stumbled quite a number of times. Smacked the girls' hands, that I've felt pretty guilty. Plus, I've did my own little 'gymnastic stunts' a.k.a stumbling, rolling around at the court, smashing my face on the cold walls.
We didn't make any ball counts, so I can roughly assume that we have lost the game, but not so bitterly. It was a good fun, even more when Vanessa told me that for a total beginner, I'm pretty good. Now, I'm officially a centre (for; I'm short, but have a pair of pretty fast legs). *Ha Ha*
All thanks to Lunar, my running shoes :)
Well, I know I'm not. We can only know our own ability. I'll resume my jogs to gain back all the stamina I've lost, for the only exercise I have been doing since I've been back to Bristol is abdominal toning (bicycle crunches, russian crunches, side crunches, planks, sit up, etc.).
My cheap exercise mat. :)
Anyway, I am really hoping to build up my stamina soon.
That's for now. Take care, people!