Yesterday, during a surprisingly warm morning, I played outdoor basketball with grandson Grayson. Mostly I rebounded for him, but then we played a few games with him shooting from outside ("downtown') and me from near the basketball. (At age 7, he was swishing some 3-pointers. We may have a future Larry Bird on our hands.)
Unrelated to the basketball dings is the soreness I have had in both shoulders for the past fews weeks. It is particularly intense when trying to sleep at night or upon rising in the morning.
I am really not sure what brought on these particular dings. My best guess is that the shoulder pain is a reaction to my ending a couple of my aerobic workouts with some light weight-lifting. It was nothing radical -- just some curls and such with 8-pound weights in each hand. However, I hadn't touched weights for a long time, so maybe the exertion activated some bursitis in the shoulders or aggravated arthritis. Or somehow I strained the rotator cuffs of both arms. Who knows?
Maybe the basketball will be good for that.
© Robert G. Holland 2014