Ice Hockey – Why I Can’t Think

I play in an adult ice hockey league every year and yesterday was my first game. There were no practices, we just started on the season full force. The last time I was on the ice was last April, which was our last game of last season. My off season training consisted of playing slow pitch softball in a church league and lifting a 15 pound baby. I used to lift weights three days a week before my daughter was born. Now I am lucky to get 60 pushups in before I go to sleep. Regardless, nothing prepares the body for the rigors of skating in a hockey game.

Therefore, my body and brain are not doing very well right now. I don’t have the energy to do much creative writing today. I have included a picture of me before and after my game so you can see how tired I am today. “Read the rest of this entry” to view the picture.

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Oops, I guess I should have added a NSFW warning to the post as I don’t seem to have any pants on in the picture. Sorry about that. Also notice the stick seems to be thicker than I am. I guess I need to eat more! 🙂 I was clearly on top of the world in the first picture and now am a broken man.

In all seriousness, I feel better than I thought I would. It feels great to skate again.

2 thoughts on “Ice Hockey – Why I Can’t Think

  1. Heh! I wish I was that thin, Struggling Writer! (Or maybe not, actually…) I know the feeling about being tired, not that I am playing hockey. But I find that getting into exercise is the worst part, then once you are in a routine again it gets easier and easier. I hope you feel better soon!

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