O.k. aging stinks. Aside from the whole "harder to keep weight off, less hair on the top of my head, more on my back" thing, I think the injury thing is starting to wear on me. I tore up my right ankle nine years ago, wasn’t insured, so I didn’t have surgery then. I’ve worn a lace-up brace ever since, and it’s served me well until recently. Now, my ankle gives out even after one summer league Ultimate game.
I played in the Summer League playoffs on Saturday, and my ankle was a wreck by the end, but ice and a jacuzzi seemed to work wonders until Monday when it just gave. Now I’m home, futzing with MT, sitting with an ice pack on the ankle (gotta love velcro ice pack holders) and just suffering through a serious case of cabin fever.
If any of my students are reading this, enjoy youth. And treat your body well.