today i played racquetball for the first time in, oh, probably 2 years!
because i'm considered an "intermediate" player by my coach, i was put with the "big boys" to start off the class. it took a little bit, but it all started coming back to me. within two hours i had played four matches: 2 single matches, a doubles match and a cut-throat match. I lost both the singles, and won the doubles and cut-throat matches (though barely). all in all it was an awesome time...my knees, on the other hand, do not agree with this sentiment.
i've had knee and hip issues for approximately 10 years now, and because of it my active level is kept relatively low. racquetball, for those who don't know, is a fairly high impact sport that requires a lot of running, jumping, sweating, etc... something me, and my knees are not used to. so while i had fun today, my knees look like two red gummy bears left in a glass of water overnight. (if you don't get that reference, try it! you'll be amazed:)
so now i'm sitting here, listening to the classical radio station on my pandora list, cuddling with a curled up kitty sitting on my lap, and getting ready for a quiet evening and an early bedtime. hope everyone's weekend is going swimmingly!