About half way through last summer’s ultimate frisbee season I quit the team and the sport. For good? I don’t know but as much as I love the sport and thoroughly enjoyed my 7 and a half seasons, I haven’t missed it since. A few days ago I was talking about it with a friend and I said that I’d been having fun while I was learning but that now that I know “everything” about it, to keep progressing I needed to play against crazy in shape people who devote a lot of time to it and I didn’t feel like doing it.
Funny to see that I’m not the only person thinking along those lines:
I’ve always thought of myself as an 80 percenter. I like to throw myself passionately into a sport or activity until I reach 80 percent proficiency level. To go beyond that requires an obsession and degree of specialization that doesn’t appeal to me.