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Hmm...This Should Be Interesting!

Friday, January 11, 2013

Guess what I gone done did?

My buddy Jonathan has been talking about us joining a basketball league for a couple of years now. I kept saying that I would join up once I lost weight and got in shape. Now that I have lost a significant amount of weight and have been working out for 6 1/2 months, he came a callin' for the basketball league...so I joined!

Yep, I am a proud member of the Beargrass Rukkus lol. Hey, I didn't pick the name! The league is at Beargrass Christian Church which explains the Beargrass name but I am not sure where the Rukkus part comes from. I'll have to ask since neither I, nor Jonathan put the team together and is in charge of that decision. But I am curious.

Regardless of the name, I am on the team and ready to play some ball! I grew up playing a lot of basketball as a kid and even into high school. But, the last year I played was JV ball in high school when I was a Sophomore...in 1995! After that I quit playing to concentrate on baseball and haven't played any organized basketball since!

But I do have a couple things working for me. One, I am in pretty good shape and plan on getting in even better shape as the 9 game season progresses (1 game a week). Two, I have been down at the gym at 3am for a couple of months now shooting baskets as part of my workout on break at work so I am not completely rusty. Three, and one that is quite helpful, I am 6'7". I hear height can be a positive in basketball at times so that shouldn't hurt!

Did I mention that the first game is TODAY?!? Well, it is! Tonight at 6pm! I have to admit that I am both a bit nervous and excited! It should be really interesting. Let us hope that this goes well and I am not sitting at home tonight after the game thinking, what I have I gotten myself into?

Embracing the possibilities!

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  • v HAPPYERIN
    Love it! It's always best when you can find ways to have fun and get exercise at the same time! Can't wait to hear all about it!
    1327 days ago
  • v EMMAEKAY
    My god, you're tall! You're gonna have so much FUN! I'm excited to hear all about your victory.
    1327 days ago
  • v PUNKY100
    You're 6 7? Holy toledo!!! You will be able to pick it up again quickly, I'm sure!

    The last time I remember playing basketball for fun, I was in middle school and playing with my brother and sister...I got hit in the face and had a bloody nose. So I don't think your first game back can go much worse. :-P

    Just have fun and I hope you win! :-)
    1327 days ago
  • v CAGEDBIRDSONG
    How great!! That's what this is all about, isn't it? Being in great shape so that you can play hard and have a fabulous time doing it? Your limitations are falling away. emoticon
    1327 days ago
  • v FRENCHIFAL
    Good for you!! Organized sports are a great way to stay active and give yourself that little extra push...it was an adult softball league that got me started on my weight loss, and I still miss it!!

    Good luck at your game tonight!!
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    1327 days ago
  • v REVIVED
    Go team!
    1327 days ago
  • v LISAMG1220
    Wow! Way to go Brad! Have fun tonight and score big!!! :)
    1327 days ago
  • v LOOKINGUP2012
    WooHoo! More cardio minutes!
    1327 days ago
  • v ONELITTLEPILL
    Sounds like fun! I meant to ask you before what you do that you work overnight? Just curious; I work 3rd shift, too, as a hospital pharmacist. How lucky that you get a break to work out a little during your shift- we don't. I hope you have a lot of fun with this basketball thing! You'll do great!
    1327 days ago
  • v JASI27
    Oh how much fun!!! What a great way to exercise. Anything that is fun is right up my alley. Added bonus is the excited nervousness, good for your overall mood. Have a great time.
    1327 days ago
  • v MERETONI
    Ever fun! Sounds like you are excited. I would be too, I love doing workouts that don't feel like it. Have a great time!
    1327 days ago
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