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May 10, 2005

I've still got game - sorta

Over the past two weeks I've delved back into a pastime I hold near and dear to my heart. What is this pastime I've drudged up you ask? Why it's basketball - aka roundball, hoops, suicide, call it whatever you want, but to me, getting back into the flow was a big deal. Following substantial weight loss (about 50lbs) and rehabbing through multiple back injuries, I've been pretty fortunate to even have an opportunity to bang with the big boys during lunch.

Now here's where things start to get interesting...you quickly realize what it now takes to push your body for 40-50 minutes up the floor following a six-year hiatus. A helluva a lot.

Game 1- twisted ankle that flared up and kept my hobbled for one Saturday. Game 2 - burning lungs, followed by coughing episodes every time I laughed hard, which is often. Game 3 - finally score some points and only slacked up court on three or four plays. Game 4 - no points, but kept pace with everyone and played solid D. Game 5 - points plus kept pace for all games - it's the small victories that count.

Needless to say, the games have been very competitive and the work out tremendous - Coach Forsythe would be proud.

Queen of victory - pray for me.

Posted by paul at May 10, 2005 06:49 PM in Paul rant

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