It was a fun filled weekend, as is common with my Dad’s visit. Â However, due to the compressed schedule, I need a bit of time to recover. Â My dad typically arrives late on Thursday, and stays until Sunday, during which time we try to pack in as many activities and events as possible, including swimming, food, and visiting. Â By the end of the weekend, everyone is tired and ready for a rest. Â This weekend, we added a trip to the local arcade and a bowling birthday party for Ben, which made it that much busier, along with basketball games and other commitments.
Personally, I had the opportunity to try out modern Virtual Reality, with a setup at the arcade, and came out a bit more worse for the effort. Â It is surprising just how tiring holding up a virtual bow can be when you are out of shape. Â So tiring in fact that I could only last 17 of the 20 minute session, and three days later, I am still feeling it in my shoulder. Â The VR however was top notch, and I am eager to either try it again or potentially even acquire my own gear.
Then Sunday was the bowling party, which involved 3 games of bowling for me for the first time in a year or so. Â Although I did decently well for my average (533 total over 3 games), it was not necessarily a “high” score. Â And as expected, the day after my legs and hips are arguing a bit for the extra strain and effort.
Obviously, a bit of exercise would do me well, if only to help me handle these exertions better. Â That carries its own pain (which makes it difficult to get motivated), but I understand it is temporary, until the body gets used to be used for more than warming a chair.