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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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HAPPYERIN 1/11/2013 4:09PM

    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!

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EMMAEKAY 1/11/2013 2:58PM

    My god, you're tall! You're gonna have so much FUN! I'm excited to hear all about your victory.

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PUNKY100 1/11/2013 2:02PM

    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! :-)

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DAUGHTEROFTWIN 1/11/2013 1:57PM

    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

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FRENCHIFAL 1/11/2013 12:14PM

    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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REVIVED 1/11/2013 10:08AM

    Go team!

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LISAMG1220 1/11/2013 9:01AM

    Wow! Way to go Brad! Have fun tonight and score big!!! :)

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LOOKINGUP2012 1/11/2013 8:31AM

    WooHoo! More cardio minutes!

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ONELITTLEPILL 1/11/2013 8:18AM

    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!

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JASI27 1/11/2013 8:16AM

    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.

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MERETONI 1/11/2013 7:40AM

    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!

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