As I dive deeper into being too old to play soccer, I’m trying to find a new sport to fall in love with. I’m pretty sure it’s going to be an individual sport (a.k.a not tennis), and I’m trying to find something that isn’t going to destroy my body (a.k.a running).
I tried to run a triathlon September 2012. The swimming part was awesome; the biking part was awesome; but my body just couldn’t keep up. It’s also a sport where I’d be competing, or just comparing myself, too much to others. I just don’t have the mental capacity to do that.
I tried golf. I love it. I just don’t have the money to play, or the time to get better. It’s a shame really because there’s something fascinating about the competition between me and the ball. It’s such a darn bastard that golf ball, but those few swings where you can get the ball to sing to your tune is just amazing. Once or twice every 50 strokes is tough though 🙂
So I think it’s going to be SCUBA diving.
I love the feeling of visiting an alien world, and the completely laid back culture of everyone who I’ve met who SCUBA dives. Combine that with interesting locations, ever changing scenery, and… photography, and I’m all set.
I’m going to be an old man SCUBA diver, and I’m going to love it. Check out some photos below: