I played basketball today for the first time in 26 years. And boy, am I sore. The knees are wobbly, and the back aches; I can't imagine how much worse it will be tomorrow as these things generally feel worse the next day.
I used to be extremely active in university. Softball, volleyball, tennis, basketball...even played for my Faculty. However, after graduation, my physical activity level dropped tremendously due to work, and then motherhood.
Now, with age catching up, I try to make it to the gym every other day, in the hope that it will improve my cardiovascular health.
Despite my fairly regular gym-ming, I realize that competitive basketball is way way way beyond my capability now.