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Not Bad For an Old Man
I was able to play full-court basketball for the first time in a long while this afternoon. It's hard in the humid environs of the JCC -- always a lot wetter than the air outside -- but good for me. Later, after the big game had broken up and I was playing a two-on-two contest, the thick-muscled guy I was guarding asking me how much I weigh. "I hover around 225." He replied that he was 208. "And how old are you?" I told him I was 38. "Damn, you move well, then. I'm in training for a weight-lifting competition, but you're keeping up with me." In truth, he seemed to get winded easily, perhaps because he's working too hard on building mass. Nevertheless, I'll take the compliment, particularly because I'm more out of shape than usual right now. I shot like shit, too, but his words are drowning out all that clanging of the rim.

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frostedfuckhead From: frostedfuckhead Date: July 4th, 2006 03:33 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
that beats the shit out of what happened to me when i took to the courts for the first time in about 9 months a couple weeks ago. i was actually playing pretty damn well until i landed on someone's foot and rolled my ankle and pulled a muscle in my foot. it turned black and blue and i am still walking with a bit of a limp, but it's healing nicely now.

maybe we can get a game of horse in while i'm in town next month...
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: July 4th, 2006 03:58 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
You'll kill me. I can't shoot! All I do is set brutal screens and pass the ball to cutters while being a dense mass in the lane.
frostedfuckhead From: frostedfuckhead Date: July 4th, 2006 06:18 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
that's cool by me... i like to win.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: August 14th, 2006 05:09 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I'll take you to the J when you come down for a little mano-a-mano!
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