Re: Just took up racquetball
I finished my undergraduate degree when I was 31, and the college I graduated from required 2 gym classes, which hadn't been required at my previous colleges (yeah, I took my time.) My last semester I took both Racquetball (Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, first thing in the morning,) And Tennis (Tuesdays and Thursdays.)
Everyone warned me that racquetball would wear me out, but it didn't. What killed me was tennis. I weighed more than I had ever weighed in my life, about thirty pounds more than I weigh now, and I had never been taught the correct way to play tennis. The movement was unnatural. I literally had to use the railing to pull myself up the steps to my dorm afterward because I could barely walk.
But racquetball didn't phase me. The court was a small, limited space, so I didn't have to run forever, and the game didn't require the weird over-the-top swing. To me, the shorter swing and limited space made the game easier. I beat bad players and lost to good players, so I figured I was okay.
Edge trilogy, by me.
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