Saturday, December 9, 2017

BYE-BYE TO A HOBBY


When I was younger I used to participate in a number of  physical activities. But as I’ve aged my body doesn’t want to cooperate, so I’ve had to readjust my lifestyle. And that meant giving up some of my favorite things. One of them was bowling. I used to belong to a league. I used to find so much pleasure meeting with my lady friends... once a week... to bowl and have lunch. Now my knees, back and hands can’t tolerate the slightest bit of exercise to those regions without being in terrible pain. So I had to say bye-bye to bowling. But I miss it and the camaraderie associated with it. Did you ever have to give up a beloved hobby due to physical limitations?


11 comments:

Mevely317 said...

I used to love bowling in a league, as well. That was many years ago, but you're right. The camaraderie was special. My only excuse these days is sheer laziness. :(
Tom has had to give up one of his passions -- golf -- due to physical limitations. Thus far, he's not discovered a replacement.

Are card games something you might fancy? We definitely need to find an outlet(s) once we relocate.

Blogoratti said...

Bowling is such a grand sport to do isn't it. Sorry to hear that your health won't allow you participate any longer. I know you will miss it dearly. Warm greetings to you.

jack69 said...

We were introduced to bowling in GITMO. Loved it never followed thru. the bowling balls are still somewhere.
BUT yes Our passion was backpacking and long distance hiking, but no more I think I could do it, she is sure she cannot, so since for us it was a two-person sport it is only a memory.
At least we replaced it with walking and writing. Age and physical maladies can cut down on the fun hobbies.
You seem to have worked it out. good attitude comes thru the writing!

betty said...

I remember being on a bowling league once; it was fun! It is hard when we age and can't do the things anymore that we once so enjoyed. For me it was jogging. Never fast at it, but the older I got the knees didn't like that motion so out it went.

betty

Paula said...

Oh yes I used to line dance three mornings a week and went to dances a couple of nights a week. Had other things thrown in like water exercise and always yard work. I miss it all. Haven't forgotten all of you my computer has ben on the blink. I'm still trying to get it straightened out.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I used to bowl too. It was a lot of fun. Physical exercise of any kind, for fun or work is not what it used to be at all for me. Just getting some decorating done seemed to take me forever this year, but at least it still got done. Slow but sure wins.

Red Rose Alley said...

I was wondering, can you still go bowling just to watch and meet up with your friends? It wouldn't be the same, but at least you could have the pleasure of seeing your friends. I love to walk, and I don't walk like I used to because one of my left foot turns inward when I walk, so that limits the amount of walking I can do.

~Sheri

Carol Z said...

I was never much of a bowler, but it went off the list totally after spinal surgery. I have stopped doing just about any sewing -- too tough on my arthritic hands.

Linda said...

I loved to bowl in a league, too. I quit because of time restraints. I keep thinking I will bowl again, but in all honesty, it won't happen. After spine and knee surgery and the broken hand heals, I would like to try one more game. Maybe I will just throw one more ball. I won't give up my blue bowling ball. For the same reason and at the same time, I quit playing tennis and riding my bike. Then, my bike broke. Hopefully, I can settle down with gardening, modified, and sewing.

Andrea said...

This aging thing... it's not for wimps, that's for sure. We have to bid good-bye to so many things, don't we. I like what Mevely said about replacing one hobby for another. I honestly never thought of that. Why, I don't know. Good luck to all of us, as we search for those replacements. xxx

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I used to enjoy bowling too. Well, several things had to change once I broke my ankle so severely. I can walk fairly well now, but just can't last as long as I once did. I played tennis and had to give that up as I can't run. Yes, aging isn't for sissies as they say.