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relearning old tricks

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Played indoor volleyball this weekend, first time since early 2005. You know, before I hit my 30s? Saturday was fun. Sure, I had no idea where I was supposed to be moving on the court, but the people around me had no problem directing me, and actually letting me get involved. Today, less fun, as there were better skilled players on the less advanced court, and while they were fine with telling me where to go, they then treated that area as a black hole to never send the ball to. I pretty much stood around for three sets. Had one chance to hit the ball during the third, and I messed it up because, frankly, I was shocked the ball got sent my way, and I was slow to react. Played a 4th game, 3 on 3, screwed up often, and enjoyed it a lot.

Sorry, had to get that annoyance out of the system. Curious how I'll feel on Tuesday, the next opportunity to play v'ball, whether I'll bother.

Afterwards, went a mile alternating one walk lap and three jog laps, done in 11:49. Didn't have any issue running the quarter miles, but feel like I could string them together today. Not sure if it's mental or physical. Haven't gone beyond the mile yet, might be time to mess with increased distances.

Came home after that and watched the Harlem Globetrotters on espn. They used to get played on TV more often back in the day, and I made it to one of their games, must have been 2003 or 2004. Their shtick is still hilarious to me, even after all these years. I had to check, but. sadly, "The Harlem Globetrotters on Gilligan's Island" isn't available on netflix streaming.
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CLPURNELL 2/11/2013 9:17PM

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ATTACKFATCAT 2/11/2013 11:12AM

    I used to play volleyball in high school and I really miss it. It stinks that the more advanced players didn't try to involve you more in the game. At the end of the day, people can't improve if they don't have the opportunity to participate. Maybe certain players play certain days, so hopefully you can find a schedule of days you enjoy playing more than others :)

And how can Netflix not have "The Harlem Globetrotters on Gilligan's Island" but have "Killer Klowns from Outer Space." That seems like a crime to me. emoticon

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