Hockey is addictive and expensive, kind of like an old girlfriend can be. You know, one of those on-again, off-again relationships that has one nice upside (use your imagination), but a very expensive downside — but that doesn’t stop you from playing.
I used to play hockey – a lot of it. At one point I was playing in three different leagues per week (in-line) and even some ice games every now and again. Unfortunately, Phoenix isn’t exactly a hotbed of hockey, so it is tough to find a place to play in-line hockey.
But now I desperately need the exercise and I have finally found some people who also want to play, so it seems like the time is now. Unfortunately, I am so out of shape that I can see this being a painful experience for me, at least for a few weeks before I adapt.