Saturday, January 03, 2009


Christmas is over, it's the new year, and it's time for me to lose 10 pounds of blubber. I hate running, I like biking, but not in the cold and rain, and working out at a gym sucks. It's been a while... since my kids were born, but it's time to play hockey! Fun game, pace similar to basketball, but with the ever-so-fun gearing-up phase (us gunnies/hunters know all about the fun of the gearing-up phase, which is why most action movies have them).

Well now I'm geared up and I've hit the ice for one pick up game, and one "stick-and-puck" session. Boy do I suck, but boy is it fun! The guys on the ice were nice to the old idiot, and I figure if I keep at it I'll be ok in a few months.

So there it is. If you need gear at the right price, either go to Canada, or head to Hockey Giant. You can't go wrong either way.


Anonymous Robb Allen said...

Wow, that brings back memories. I used to love to play pick-up hockey. Started at something like 5:30 AM, but it was worth it.

I remembered gearing up, grumbling the whole time about having to be up so early and wondering why I did it. Then I'd hit the ice and know exactly why.

I wasn't very good, but I was very fast. Unfortunately, I could either handle the puck or skate, but never really both.

Makes me sad that I sold all my gear ('cept for my skates. I can still use those when I take my daughters to the rink).

Have fun!

1/04/2009 6:00 AM  
Blogger Stickwick Stapers said...

Cool beans!

Let it be known that your out-of-shape sister is also gonna start playing hockey. I start skating lessons next Saturday.

What position do you play, btw? I'll probably play forward, since I'd have to get really good at skating backward to play D.

1/04/2009 7:49 PM  
Blogger carnaby said...

Robb: you should get back into it. All the gear cost me just barely $200 including a decent pair of skates.

Stickwick: I don't play a position, I just hop on the ice and take over whatever position the guy coming off was playing. It's more fun to play anywhere/everywhere on the ice at this point. When I start playing in a league I'll probably play left wing (oh the irony). :)

1/04/2009 9:38 PM  

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