About six years ago I had a group of guys that would get together every week or so and play basketball. We’d sometimes to a full court thing, sometimes half depending on the number of guys that showed up. It was never really an organized thing, but it was really fun when a bunch of guys showed up and we could make it a real game. We’d play for a few hours and then all hang out or grab dinner or something after. Like I said. That was about six years ago.
Well last night I got a text from my buddy Josh letting me know that a group of guys were getting together to play. I’ve been wanting to start playing again ever since we have moved here but haven’t found out where people were playing. So last night I decided to give it a shot.
Now it’s been literally about four years since I have even tried to play an organized game of basketball and I get there only to find out that this is full-court, five on five, real deal basketball. With guys that are used to doing this every week. And me without my oxygen tank. Two straight hours, five games, more running than I have done in years, more jumping than I have done in years, more running into sweaty men than I have done in years, and today I can barely walk.
I had a great time though and can’t wait till next week. I just hope I get the feeling back in the bottoms of my feet by then. Turns out taking six years off of doing something like that can really make it hard to get back into it.
What’s something you used to love to do, but haven’t done in years? What’s stopped you from doing it?