Basketball Renaissance

Ugly. That’s how I’d describe my first time picking up and shooting a basketball in three years. Don’t get me wrong. It was lovely Summer day with a nice dose of heat and enough wind to keep it bearable.


My shot? Not so much. Back in Framingham, we had a Lifetime gym membership for about 18 months from 2016-2017. April would do her classes. I’d lift a little and then shoot baskets.


This went on for about three months. I’d gotten back into decent basketball shape for 50+ and my shot was better than ever. One night the 20 and 30-somethings playing full court in the other half of the gym needed a 10th.
I played Ok and started getting asked to play more often. Then we decided to cancel the gym membership and I hadn’t picked up basketball in over three years except to move it from one house to another.


So, I’ll be kind to myself. It was pretty windy today and by the end, there were a couple shots that felt good. So, even though ugly was the overriding word of the day, promising was the final word.


Basketball was once a very important part of my life. It was my favorite sport to play growing up and I hope I’ll be able to share the game with my grandkids. Just need to get that shot back first.

Hope you’re having an amazing Sunday. I know our lives aren’t what any of us want right now, but there’s joy, opportunity, and peace to be found even in these moments.

Just in case no one else has reminded you today, you’re awesome!

Ray