Rewiring the brain

I played basketball with some guys from work yesterday afternoon over at Anderson High School. See, normally I would decline such an invitation because I’m both anti-social and bad at basketball, but right now I’m trying to do the opposite of what my first inclination is since my normal way of doing things is not working for me. I’m trying to push the Chris envelope and do more things I find difficult.

It was a positive experience: good time with work friends and good cardio-vascular exercise. I had that deep chest ache you get when you’ve been breathing and working your body hard. It’s something I hope to do more of since I would like to improve my game and general fitness.

My brain spent all last night rewiring the basketball-related parts of my brain. I know this because I woke myself up several times during dreams where I would go for a shot or pass and then I would hit the wall with my hand or leg and wake myself up. It happened at least three times that I can remember.


  1. i am trying to do exactly the same thing, only with skiing. it’s been a painfully expensive [i am at the VERY low end of “lower middle class”, so it’s definitely about used equipment] and often athletically discouraging process. a week ago i think i made a huge breakthrough and was able to navigate the “blue” intermediate runs for the first time with some confidence. i also fell down a couple of times and almost killed myself, but that’s why i’m wearing a helmet.

    i would have enjoyed being in on that B-Ball game. maybe i should add that to the list.

  2. I’d love to try skiing. It looks like a blast.

  3. Yay pushing the envelope. It’s something I could stand to do too, as could most people. Not with skiing, though. I’m so klutzy, I could get killed.