Blood, Sweat, and Basketball

I finally took my sorry butt back to the gym today (Monday).  I’ve got a boat load of excuses for not exercising, but in reality they are all bullshit.  I could have made time for it, but just didn’t.

Basketball is not exactly one of those “muscle memory” sports.  It is a “practice, practice, practice” sport.  If you don’t practice your jump shot, it goes away.  I’ve issued an Amber Alert for mine.

When I checked in at the front desk, I asked the guy if he could see the last time I had been there.  April 29th.  Ouch.

So I played a few games, got my heart pumping a bit, had some fun, and even collected a new battle scar to show my wife (why do us guys do that? “Look honey, I got hurt.  Love me”).  This injury was because I had my protective goggles on.  No goggles, no blood.  How’s that for irony?

Picture of Scott with a small cut on his eyelid

I’ll go back on Wednesday to play.   It felt good to get moving again.

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11 thoughts on “Blood, Sweat, and Basketball

  1. you remind me of my husband but he plays raquetball and squash. They play something called cut throat with 3 guys on a court. 3 middle aged men running into each other with raquets. You can just imagine the injuries.

  2. Good for you for heading back to the gym! Jason and I have actually taken a couple of walks over the last week. It’s kind of pathetic, but it’s more than we normally do so I guess it’s something. I’m not sure I’ll ever find my exercise mojo, but as long as I don’t permanently give up looking for it, that’s got to count for something, right?
    Hope your wife doctored up that booboo and it heals up nicely!

  3. Good for you for going back! Here here for doing something that you might not have been in the mood to do!!!
    Sucks about your eye! Maybe you got a few sympathy points for you wife… if it was my husband, I would have pointed and laughed… but that’s just me!!! LOL 🙂

  4. Ouch!!! See, exercise is dangerous and bad for our health!! Yeah, that’s my excuse.
    No? Okay, I guess not. Well, good for you for getting back to it!! 🙂