Every year, I play softball. Every year (the last three years) I break myself. This is what I aggravated Thursday night and which will probably put me on the shelf for a couple of weeks. Before the game I warmed up, stretched and jogged, but I still broke myself. Maybe it's time to hang up the cleats.
Getting old, frankly, stinks.
Update: The Power Calf is feeling much better two days later, and I am not medicated with any sort of painkiller - so that's a good sign. But I still hobble around like I need a walker.
I really enjoy playing softball but I also like walking, biking, playing with the Power Kids, shooting baskets, lifting weights, playing frisbee golf and real golf, and, generally, doing stuff. Last year my activity choices were limited due to a busted elbow. The year before they were limited by bursitis that was not caused by my playing softball but that was aggravated by it. This year it's the Power Calf strain.
What to do... benefits vs. costs... benefits vs. costs... benefits vs. costs...........