- Yeppers. I still play Paintball. Started in 1989 and it still holds a fun attraction for me. In some ways, Paintball is one of the first activities Kathy & I started doing together. How romantic. “Hey dear, let’s go into the woods and shoot people”. :)I just played again this past Sunday and I am so impressed with the group of people that we played with. Everyone was a great sport and was out there to have fun. It generally only takes one person that takes life way too serious to taint an activity, but that person was thankfully nowhere to be seen. I guess I am really aware of the kind of people I hang around with. I am really grateful that the people I associate with have a genuine sense of fun, adventure, and good nature. That is no small beans folks. I cannot tell you how many times I have read an article, a forum posting, a blog, etc. where people would give a limb to have a social circle like this. Just awesome.
We had 18 people running around the woods in two teams. Great turnout. Great people. Great fun. We showed up at 11:30am and did not leave the field until around 5:00pm. That is a full day of action packed adrenaline fun. Kathy and Teri came out as well so that made the day even more enjoyable from my perspective.
I had a relatively good day on the field; I handed out a fair share of welts and received a good share too. Boy am I sore. Not from being hit by paintballs, from using muscles that do not get a good workout very often. Running, crouching, diving, sprinting, crawling, jumping, twisting, and anything else that ends in “ing” that you might pay some sadistic personal trainer to have you do.
So that is the price I pay. I will now walk like I pooped my pants for a few days because my quads and other nether region muscles scream at me everytime I take a step. Ahhh. These are the things that let me know I am alive.
To everyone I shot on Sunday; thanks. To everyone that shot me on Sunday; thanks. To everyone laughing at the way I walk right now; bite me. 🙂