I wanna be a baller.

Last week while Jess and I were sweating our fat away on the cardio machines at the gym, we couldn’t help but notice the girls down on the basketball court playing a sanctioned intramural game.  My first thought was how fun it looked.  I played basketball until sixth grade and was really good but realized that food was cooler than organized sports.  We all know where that got me.  But my second thought was WHAT A GREAT WORKOUT.  So after a few Google searches and some researching, we joined a team that dubbed themselves as the “Nash Potatoes and McGrady”.  What a stellar team name.

intimidation tactics

intimidation tactics

Tonight was the first game that me and Jess got to play in. I faced my fears and wore a shirt with no sleeves for the first time in months.  A big deal for me.  But onto the game.  (un)Fortunately for us, only five people showed up which meant that there was enough to start the game but not enough to actually have a bench and have subs.  Let me be the first to say that running up and down the court for 36 minutes of regulation time ain’t no joke.  I was breathing hard, sweating hard, and flat out putting in work. Basketball obviously isn’t my sport and being tough isn’t really my style.  I said sorry every time I bumped into someone.  Both Jess and myself were able to score a basket each contributing to our team’s measly 17 points.  But even though we lost, we had smiles on our faces and had a good old fashioned time. Hey, at least we were wannabe ballers and got there and got a form of cross training in.  Job well done.

8 thoughts on “I wanna be a baller.

  1. I’ve always wanted to be good at basketball, sadly I suck and being short isn’t doing me any favors. I understand how big a deal the no sleeves thing is, it took me years to be ok in tank tops.

  2. Great idea for a cross training workout, and kudos to you for searching out and finding a team! I’ve just added salsa dance lessons to spice up my workout routine a bit (no pun intended 😉

  3. I played bball up until junior year in hs. Unfortunately I stopped growing at age 13 and by the time I was 16 everyone else caught up in height and I couldn’t really block girls that were 6’5. Even though its a stellar workout, I HATE playing now- being just under 6’0, people expect me to be awesome and I’m not… giant disappointment for others on my team haha.

    glad you and jess had so much fun

    • Same here girl! I was considered tall in middle school and was a true asset to my team until everyone else caught up and I was stuck just the way I was. I’m not as tall as you but being 5’9″ puts me taller than a lot of girls…doesn’t really help on the court though.

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