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Day 467

Getting shredded on the basketball court....

The sports I do are solitary: I swim long distances in open waters, I trained as a boxer for a couple of years (and still hit the bags each week), and bike long distances, sometimes off road.

So I decided I needed to do a team sport, become more social and actually work with others to get my body moving about. I joined a program that gets beginners like me to play, teaching us the drills and techniques to play a decent game of basketball.

What I thought I was getting into was a group of people who were older and maybe a little less agile, who would enjoy tossing around a ball and maybe even hanging out afterwards to grab a beer and shoot the shit.

Instead, I found myself running around the court with a bunch of 20 and 30-something year olds. Understand, I am pushing 60, and am probably a minimum of 10 years older than the second oldest person on the court.

I'm game for anything, but hauling my ass around and chasing a ball with these kids is pretty damned hard. Last night I came home with wobbly knees and stretched muscles. I can barely walk.

Aging gracefully....

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  • Bettedavis Bettedavis
    8 months ago

    Ha ha so you never went for your beer. Never socialised but went home dropped into bed ........at least you tried ,good luck next week for your second round

  • George Smith George Smith
    8 months ago

    Good for you, Rav! Made me smile too :) xx

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  • RavDiablo RavDiablo
    8 months ago

    Nothing that an ice pack on the knee and regular doses of ibuprofen couldn't mend.....

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