Posts Tagged ‘Hoops’

List3 | #79 of 101 Things To Do In 1001 Days | Jump + Hang On A Basketball Hoop

Saturday, April 30th, 2016

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The summer after Grade 11… I was in shape.  I weighted a buck sixty four and size 34 jeans and in my desert boots… I could stand under the basket on the first day of high school and turn and jump and hang on the rim with one hand.  That summer at the courts… I could remember jumping and hanging on with two hands.  Just enough fingertips to hang on.

I’m 45 and I want to do that again.

It honestly sounds impossible.  With my goal to a healthy lifestyle the weight will come off and I will focus on achieving this goal.

Last night at the courts… I jumped and could touch the bottom of the backboard.  Every time I play I will focus time on jumping and jumping and see if I can get a little higher up the backboard over time.  I can also track and measure this at the YMCA this winter.

I will update this post and measure off the ground on how high I’m jumping.

Pending List3 | #57of101 | i suck + i will get better | i can’t quit

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016

( Goal is 220 pounds on my 101 Things To Do in 1001 days.  It’s #57)

this is one of those rambling posts that happen late at night with no punctuation or capitals.

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enough is enough.  i’ve only played ball once last year.  very disappointed in myself.  many days i think about doing something to get into better shape.  many days i do nothing.

that is changing.  being active is now the rule for my health and well being.  not happy with where the last 12 months has taken me.

this has to stop.  i’m not happy with myself.  i’m not happy with how i look and feel.  i don’t want to be fat anymore.    i tried before and fell off the bandwagon.

i want to be strong.

i want to be healthy.

i want to eat more clean foods.  no more fucking pizza late at night when i’m alone.

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i want to be a good role model for my kids.

i want to be alive to see them grow up.

i want to be confident in the clothes i wear.

i want more upper body strength.

i want to loose weight around my mid section.

tennis, walking to work, biking to work, swimming, hoops, running, yoga and watching what i put into my pie hole will be the key.

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the last woman i was with was stunning.  absolutely fucking beautiful and i was so lucky to spend time with her.  i need to be healthy and fit for me but sometimes we all want to feel confident in our skin and want to look good for the others we spend intimate moments with.  when i was with her nothing in the world mattered.  we had the craziest weekends together.  the craziest sex.   i want to be better and going in the right direction for whoever is in my life.  i want to do i for them… and i want to do it for me.

time to get serious and be on the record and accountable to me.  i wish i really pushed myself one year ago at this time.  can’t go back.  only can work on the “today” and nothing else.  forward progress will happen if you focus on the “today”

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i need to improve my conditioning.

i need to improve my footwork.

i need to improve my handles.

i need to push myself.

i will be 46 years old in April of 2017 and i’m not going to look like i’m in high school weighing a buck sixty with size 34 jeans.  i’m not going to be a great basketball player either… but i want to be able to run and defend and jump and attack.

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i will post one of those embarrassing at the moment full body in a mirror selfies in 1 year of the before and after.

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i’m jealous of runners.  purely jealous.  i will try and catch you.

i will post my measurements down below.

my focus: yoga, basketball, running, tennis, swimming and weights.

I’ve signed up for Fit4Less and I need to be committed to a better eating plan.

Today I weigh 268 pounds and I’m 6’1″ male that is 45 years old and 46 in April 2017.

That will change!

101 List #3 | #88 of 101 | Hit 33 Free Throws Straight

Tuesday, October 27th, 2015

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Above is me shooting with Chantal watching at Raptorball.  She was so cute.

My goal is to hit 33 free throws in a row.  Which sounds impossible.  Anyways… I will try.

4 in a row is the record.  (Achieved March 26th, 2016 at the YMCA)

11 in a row is the record.  (Achieved August 29th, 2016 at the Simcoe & Bethune Courts.

I can’t imagine the day when I’m at 26 in a row.  The pressure will kill me.

You can find my full list of my 101 things to do in a 1001 days in the pull down menu above under “pages”

The Baller | She Wishes She Was Taller

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

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so nice to be able to be off work when she is playing in a tourney.  i got to watch 3 games as the bolts played 3 other schools and lost each game.  the other teams had some players that were very skilled for her grade level.  her pg was really good at fishing into the lane where she would turn it over.

boo got some buckets and i can’t wait for her to go to D’OC and have a real coach and have real practices and play more games than just one tourney for the season and play 3 games.

I remember when she was much smaller for the Bolts and I was lucky to be able to catch a game where she took it to the rack below:

 

Two On Two | Fall Outdoor Hoops

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

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Ball season outside is coming to a close.  Last night the dew on the court made it slippery by around 7:30.  Played for a hour.  When I got there… we played some two on two.  I wish I was playing indoors in a league.  With work and my schedule being all over the place… I can’t join a men’s league.  Hopefully I can find some good runs at the YMCA or over at Flemming at the Rec Ctr.

Two on Two | Simcoe & Bethune Courts in Peterborough Ontario from Speed on Vimeo.

Two On Two | Simcoe & Bethune Courts

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

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Aug 20th: Played ball for 4 hours last night.  I had the chance to play about 4 games of full court and then two long sessions of “52” that I came out mostly on top.  That switched to 1 on 1… where I was handed about 4 straight losses.  Some games were close like 11-7… but some where bad.  My partner is way better at me and being 19 years old and can drive and shoot… made my work guarding him tough.

Some clips of the full court games are below.  The camera didn’t capture the action at the other end of the court so I just put some buckets together.  I missed about 5 good looks…. but to post that would be boring.

Night Ball At The Basketball Courts | Peterborough | Simcoe & Bethune from Speed on Vimeo.

 

Aug 12:  Played ball last night and played for about 3 hours.  Played full for the most part.  When people started to go home… I picked up a little two on two game.  I was exhausted.  I just wanted to let my partner score.  It’s a boring little video… but it was nice to hit the courts.

A little game of hide & seek below:

Playing Hide & Seek During Basketball | Where Did He Go? from Speed on Vimeo.