Friday, January 28, 2011

The Beginning Of The End?

The year 2010 was a great year for me basketball wise.   I played in 52 official league basketball games over the course of the year.  In addition I squeezed in a lot of time playing with various friends throughout the course of the year.  2010 was highlighted by my Fall basketball league winning the league title, my first ever in over 8 years playing in the league.

After taking some time off between Christmas and the beginning of 2011, I resumed playing in a Thursday league that finished tonight.  Since I had not play extensively to start 2011,  I was a little out of shape and didn't play too well.

However, in recent weeks, I realized that age may be creeping up on me.  After officiating a rather intense basketball last Friday, my knees were quite sore.   I played basketball on both Saturday and Sunday and officiated yet another game on Monday.   My knees were hurting pretty badly.

I didn't do any strenuous activities for a couple of days before playing tonight.  I felt fine during warm ups but toward the end of the game, my right knee starting aching.  I finish the game just fine but the knee is still rather sore at the moment.

While it could age, it also could be my basketball shoes which took a lot of pounding through my 52 game season in 2010.  In either case, I realize I need to slow down a bit.  I have enjoyed a rather healthy run since 2007 (no serious injuries).  It's been quite fun and while I'd love to keep that up, I need to realize that your body can only take so much.

It's going to be hard to take it easy the next few weeks as I am officiating and have a couple of basketball leagues starting up.  However, I am going to get plenty of rest so my body can recover and try to avoid injury.

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