Playing first game in 10 years tonight..

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  1. Medical Waste

    Medical Waste Registered User

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    I'm really excited to start playing hockey again. Don't know how it's going to go though, not sure about level of the league but I can't wait!
     
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    have fun and pack a double bagged ziplock freezer pack with 3 cups water, i cup isoporpyl alcohol...makes a great ice pack. be sure to stretch out after, hot soak and stretch again, might help the "day after" soreness.
     
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    Let us know how it goes.
     
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    Thanks for the tips.
    It was really tiring! But a lot of fun.

    My mistake was not drinking water before the game and only having one bottle of gatorade. I was already thirsty after I put my equipment on!
     
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    There's a trade off there. When I do drink water beforehand, I always gotta go take a leak, especialy after I get all my gear on. The cold doesn't help either, lol.
     
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    Some of that is caused just from nerves. The old cotton mouth syndrome.
     
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    I've learned water, and plenty of it, is always best during a game. The worst is any water with artificial sweeteners. :p: Did you play one set position or was it just take over for whoever came off the ice last?
     
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    it's 3v3 and no one on my team had ever played it before, so we didn't have anything resembling positions!
     
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    I've found that when I drink too much water during a game it makes me feel kind of full and slow. I drink lots of water during the day before a game and then take small sips during the game.
     
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    Well I've just returned from my first game in over 4 years. Wow, that was awesome, bonus is that we won!
     
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    Okay, so it's not a game, and I didn't think that this merited its own thread, but today was my 2nd time on the ice since I was a wee gal (only skated in elementary school on our trips to the rink).

    It was great! I felt a lot better on the ice today than I did two weeks ago, and I even learned how to skate backwards (sort of) thanks to some friends that were with me. I tried to stop, but it didn't really work...that's next week hehe. I'm pretty stoked for skating next week, not only to see what I can do, but because next week I also start my skating lessons! So that means I'll be hitting the ice twice in a day for a few weeks!

    I just wanted to say thanks to those of you who are regular posters in this particular forum. Your advice and encouragement for others has been wonderful, and I have been so thankful for the advice given to us newbies. I cannot wait until next year when I finally start playing hockey...I've always wanted to and well, I can afford it now!
     
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    Good luck. So long as you have the dedication to do it, you'll be fine.
     
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    STRETCH.... a lot. :yo:
     
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    That's great! Good luck with your classes and hopefully you can get in a league soon.
     

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