Saturday, January 2, 2010

Hockey Night in Canada

Yeah. Hockey! Its been such a long time since I played last-- on the ice that is.

There's a neighbourhood rink near where I am in Ottawa, in fact, I used to play there with my friends back when I was in highschool. Sick of math and algebra homework, we'd head off for a late night game.

I've gone the last few days. There are kids and adults always there hanging around, waiting for the inevitable pick up game. Now, back in the day, I used to play goalie. I also haven't squated in something like five years. But... I am happy to say, I still have the touch! It took me half an hour to warm up, but then I was deaking around, passing and defending against all these teenagers who are definitely on hockey teams!

Feels great! FUN. That's gotta be good for healing!

1 comment:

jbg_byron said...

There's nothing more exhilarating than the swish and click of skates, the boom of ice cracking somewhere farther down the lake, and squinting at the puck until there is absolutely no light left. (Of course, that last one doesn't apply if you're playing under lights.)

I can't think of a better way to heal.