I just came home after a couple of hours
on the ice rink with some buddies playing hockey.
Aside from the fact that it's - 25 celsius here which already makes it difficult, I had forgoten how much energy skating and stickhandling takes. After 10 minutes I thought i was gonna die.
Is it just a foggy memory or is it true that in our youth we could play until you couldn't see the puck anymore into the evening with energy to spare?
I'm kind of hoping that it's not that I'm so out of shape but that my body isn't used to the movement, and needs time to adjust after not having played for so many years...
Running on a track or cycling is one thing but boy does it ever take balls to skate all out for even short periods of time.
I really enjoyed getting back on the ice and throwing some good body checks...and getting laid out a couple of times to boot.
I'll take an hour on the ice any day over a treadmill....
Now that's living.