The Starting Line (January 2013)
It’s a fast-paced game with lots of goals, the players battling each other for the ball all over the field, plays being made off the boards and fans right on top of the action.
Sound like soccer?
It’s indoor soccer, and it’s a completely different game than the outdoor version, say several local coaches and soccer enthusiasts.
On occasion, when Rob Kanter was leaving for work on a not-so-nice day, his wife would ask, “You’re not going to ride to campus today, are you?”
Kanter would answer, “Only a lunatic would bike in this weather!”
Then he’d head out the door, hop on his bike and pedal to work.
It became a family joke.
Call it a birthday resolution.
When Tony Hillen turned 29 shortly before Christmas 2011, he resolved he would not be overweight when he hit 30. He weighed 295 pounds, and he set a goal of losing 100 pounds during the next year.
When he weighed in a couple of weeks ago, as he was about to turn 30, he’d lost more than 115 pounds.
Time for a new goal.