Let’s go ahead and talk about sports.

Sports have been a part of my life ever since I was 7 years old. My first memory of sports actually takes place in a library. I recall my mom taking me to the neighborhood library when she signed me up for little league baseball. From there it’s all a blur. Not really though. I just mean that it isn’t the most incredible thing to write about. I played baseball from 7 to 18 taking two years off to nurse a broken wrist when i was 9 and 10 years old. But during my middle school and high school years, I pretty much played year round.

I was on some good teams back then too. Go Lafayette Generals!

Anyway, baseball wasn’t my only sport. I went to summer camps for basketball. I had a decent shot. But I’m not that tall and baseball was my first love, so I never really played in any organized league, but I definitely enjoyed the game.

I played more basketball than anything in elementary school. In middle school I was the new kid in town so I didn’t play basketball anymore, and again like I said that’s sort of when I started taking baseball more seriously, so I didn’t make too much time for basketball anymore. But I had a hoop in my backyard, so I got my shots in when I wanted to.

Goodness, where am I going with this.

So let’s just skip ahead to college when I stopped playing organized sports. I had told myself I’d at least try out for the baseball team but for some reason I didn’t. I don’t know why. I think I was tired of it all. I loved it, but I was burned out. College was a new experience and I think I was afraid of not having a college “experience” if I was busy hitting of a tee all afternoon long. Honestly, I kind of regret quitting the way I did. I wish I had at least tried out and had someone make me quit. Break my heart, I don’t care, but at least I would have tried.

Running and Ultimate Frisbee were my athletic ventures during my college years. Those were fun times. I tried surfing for two years, but that was so hard and tiring and then my surf buddies left town so I sort of gave that up. Felt too much like a poser with a board when I sucked. Haha.

Post college, I did the whole gym rat route. Honestly, that was no fun at all. My favorite workout at the gym is sitting in the sauna.

My most recent endeavour was rock climbing. I actually really enjoyed that, but gave it up recently because of time. But I should probably rethink this.

For the first time in my life the only sports I’m involved in is watching it and it’s starting to take its toll on my body. Yes, I know I’m aging but I seriously am trying to avoid the whole “dad bod” craze.

Goodness, should I start P90X...again?

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