If there is one thing that is guaranteed to make me feel better mentally and physically it's sports.
Playing sport is arguably my best medicine and I need to get more of it in my calendar. I'm not talking about running, walking or going to the gym, I'm talking about competition. Running on a treadmill or sitting, lifting weights or sitting on a stationary bike are actually torture for me. My mind needs the action that comes with playing against others.
I don't need a winner and a loser but I certainly need the pretence around that ideal. I say this because I got to play soccer yesterday with 26 kids and parents from the neighbourhood. That sport was pure fun and I didn't care who won. I did work hard to make sure it ended in a tie so there would be an all player shoot out though.
My Superjocks friends can attest to my enjoyment of a tie game settled by other methods.
But my second soccer game of the day was pure competition, I really cared who won the game. I was playing with my 035 Mens team up at SAIT on a beautiful pitch overlooking the city. The night was beautiful and calm. Their team looked like they had quite a few 35 year old players and they ended up winning the game. But it didn't really matter.
Well, it did a bit, and I did do a bit of yelling at the referee cause he really was bad.
But regardless of losing I felt freakin awesome simply cause I was back out on the pitch again with the lads.
I wasn't as fast as I have been, nor was I frustrated when I had to come off the field like I used to be (I could run for a whole game and rarely get tired). My lungs and legs ain't as used to the rigour as they used to be - I think I need to work on that.
But being with a team working together, the competitive component and for sure all the adrenalin and endorphins really can take me out of my body and into a spectacular place.
I love sport and I need to do more of it. I have to remember to find the time to organize or schedule more in to my day.
Competitive sports is my medicine.
Oh, that and Sutent.
And eating well.