May 24th, 2009

There’s A Me In Team

I joined a softball team for the summer.

I will give you a minute for saying “whoa” or laughing or having whatever reaction you choose.

Okay.  Truth be told, I had pretty much the same reaction.  I was on the baseball team for two seasons in high school, but I haven’t picked up a bat since then.  If I’ve picked up a glove since then, I don’t remember it.  My whole exercise regime could be summed up similarly.

There were three reasons I signed up:

  1. I spent the last couple of months avoiding people.  I thought softball would be a way for me to get back into the habit of being around people, and people I’m not necessarily around much even when I’m not avoiding people.
  2. I thought it might be a good way for me to get some exercise. As I mentioned, I haven’t gotten much for a long time.  This last birthday was a stark reminder that, hey, I’m getting old.  Not much I can do about that, but maybe getting some exercise would help. Most folk seem to agree with that theory.  Worth checking out, I guess.  I’ve started going to the batting cage and doing the treadmill.  Small steps, but hopefully they’ll lead somewhere.
  3. I’m boring.  This isn’t just a self-assessment – I’ve heard it from others. I’m forced to agree. Sum me up and you’ll get a small list: Scrabble, movies, videogames, work, and church.  Trying new things is a way for me to try to be less boring.

Somewhere in the house is my baseball glove.  I saw it the other day, but I can’t remember where and I can’t find it again.  Finding it is one of my main goals for the weekend, because we have practice on Wednesday.

I’m looking forward to the experience, even though I fully expect to get injured and/or embarass myself.  I’ll keep you posted.

3 Comments on “There’s A Me In Team”

  1. Jeremiah says:

    We will make sure we get a picture of this as well! ;O)

  2. Anonymous says:

    Anyone else have a mental picture of Costanza and Jerry with an Improv jersey? (OK, maybe more like Costanza?)

  3. Dana says:

    You did a great job at the first game!

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