Friday, September 14, 2007

Back in the game

Wednesday Rick surprised me by announcing that he bought us a family membership at our "Burg-of-Business" (not to be confused with our "Tiny-Town-of-Return-Address") Community Center so we could have access to the racquetball court. What a delightful surprise! I was introduced to racquetall in college and while I have never had ready access to a court, I LOVE to play; talk about fun exercise! It's probably been ten years since I picked up my racquet, but no matter. That same day we all went to the court and banged the ball around. Brian thought it was great fun, and Rick and I managed to get a bit of exercise in spite of playing with and around Brian. Rick said it was the first time he's seen me happy all week! (I don't get that, because I haven't been unhappy; I think he was just seeing me have FUN for the first time in awhile.) But I immediately got the bug to REALLY play, so yesterday I reserved the court, arranged for babysitting, and asked my DH out on a date. We played from 8:00 to 9:00 p.m. and then got Jamocha shakes at Arbies to enjoy on the way home. My right hand and forearm are too tired and sore to manage a racquet immediately (and my middle-aged knees are complaining a bit, too), but I think having this membership is going to put a serious dent in my discretionary time and money (for babysitting). Hopefully it will also put a dent in my middle-aged "fluff"! (This blogger's header and "About Me" has given me a new mantra, or at least some motivation to get back into more regular exercise to go along with my sedentary hobbies of spinning and knitting.)

That's it for now at . . .

3 comments:

Sharon said...

I can so relate. I loved tennis and only quit when my tennis elbow got so serious that it compromised the use of my right arm. I envy you!!

shepherdchik said...

Ewww!! Exercise BEFORE knitting? I admire your determination. There should be a way to knit while exercising...once I find that, I will exercise a lot more.

Michelle at Boulderneigh said...

Note that I said, "at least some motivation." It's a goal, dear, and if it gets me exercising with at least a LITTLE more regularity, if not at the beginning of every day in which I spend some time knitting, it will still be an improvement. As for exercise WHILE knitting, let me know if you figure something out. I'm just thankful that knitting occupies both hands, so at least I can't EAT while knitting! Ha!