I had a great time tonight, finally got out to play volleyball with the Superjocks. And not to brag but I don’t even think I embarrassed myself till the final game when I started to get tired.
Just getting back in to competition is so good for my soul. I love the camaraderie, the trash talk and of course throwing my body around in the name of sport.
The secret to my return has been the strategic change to take pain killers by day thus giving me the ability to eat more and move more. For the longest time my strategy was to avoid pain by not pissing off the pancreas and that meant just lying on the couch and reducing intake. I did that for two months and it not only messes with your head but atrophies your muscles and of course you lose weight.
I have been enjoying my daily walks and played a quick game of tennis last Friday. I lost but won at the same time.
I hope to get on the river while there is still ice on the shore, as well as a few runs on a ski hill sooner than later. I intend on moving a lot more. I’ve always promised myself that if I can move I will move as much as my body will allow. It’s just more fun this way.
I am certain I am going to hurt in the morning, but it was certainly worth it.
And a promise is a promise.