I gave that basketball thing a try
Pictured above is the greatest basketball team ever to grace the three rivers, The Pittsburgh Pisces. That is how we were going to rule the court last Friday night. Instead it turned out to be a bunch of mid 30 -40 yr olds (mostly dads) gasping for air and wanting a nap.
The last time I played any organized basketball was in 1996 because I had intermurals at Pitt. A friend of mine playing swears I played when we worked together, and I probably did, but it would have been for 1 pick up game. Friday night was the start of a new weekly workout that I need to get ready for.
I was amazed that I made it the full hour with a couple breaks instead of dying after 5 minutes. My wife reminded me before I left and even the following day that I don’t like basketball but when you’re playing with friends it seems to have a certain appeal to it. I have been asked to join some games at work also so an upgrade from my chucks might be in order.
I woke up Saturday morning with minimal soreness in my body. Once I got into a rhythm, playing continuous wasn’t too bad. Thankfully 95% of the others are playing at the same pace as myself so that was a huge help.
Probably by the time we’re done I’ll be able to fly like Jordan. HA! as long as I score 1 basket a night I’m a happy man. A very old feeling and tired but happy man.