Just turned 40 this year. My god am I sore today after I talked a bunch of neighbors into heading up to our Twp. Rec. center for open gym.
First time I ran full court 5 on 5 pickup bball in 10 years. Thought my heart and lungs were going to explode!
My body sounded like rice krispies this AM... Knee is hurting right now.
I was expecting only a couple guys there and maybe playing 1/2 court 3 on 3 or 4 on 4 but there were 20 guys there including us.....
Flu hit me hard in early February and I hadn't done ANYTHING physical since then and I swear my lung capacity has decreased in half since then.
Running against 18-22 yr olds home on spring break didn't help either. But you know what, us old guys will be doing it again next week!
Well, second week, did a lot better with my cardio after doing a couple sessions of Insanity over the weekend but, I broke my pinky finger on my right hand last night towards the end of our second game. Rode the bench for the last game. Probably out for at least a couple weeks and I am still sore ALL over today.
I used to play racquetball pretty regular at lunchtime with a co-worker. That ended in 2004 when I came to Germany the first time. Haven't played again until a few months ago. A new co-worker and I started to play weekly. He's a retired Special Forces guy (luckily for me not in his prime anymore).
I work out several times a week, but that first time we played was an hour and a half session. First time in 11 years, and I could barely walk for a few days! Big difference in recovery time at 49 than it was at 38.
We kept at it for a while, but he wrenched his back after jumping into a pick up basketball game.
Working out and staying in shape is great, but sometimes the brain forgets the age of the muscles and joints that it's telling "sure, you can do that. It sounds fun!"
People are sick of politicians, and me, I hate cats in the house.
Amateur basketball players should retire by 30. You stop being a rabbit. Retired from running forty years ago. You do what you can. I stay in shape by walking every week of every year. It's the tortoise way. Besides, I have injuries that rear their head up after 30 and 40 years.
Ten years really........I put a basket goal in my driveway a couple of years ago at age 69. I was watching the NCAA play offs and I determined the goal and the basketball are still the same size as they were in the 60's. Should be easy to make a few hoops. However, it does appear that 10' is much higher than it once was?? Back then at 5'9" I could jump up and grasp the rim with my hand however now at age 71 when I do make a basket and the ball sticks in the net I find that I need to use a stick to knock it loose. Still have fun though.....