This past weekend, I went out of my comfort zone and into the world of soccer and softball.
Saturday I played in a recreational soccer game. I used to play soccer when I was younger. My skills were really rusty. My running however, made it easy for me to chase the ball and kick it out of the other teams reach. I was able to get the ball since defense was on the other side of the field. I sprinted down the side and shot a goal.
I made it in!
I played most of the game running around. Everyone would tell me that I was off sides or on the offensive side when I was supposed to be playing on the defensive side. I was able to get the ball again and made another goal. My team won 4 to 0.
On Sunday, I went to watch my friend Megan Sooy play in a softball tournament. It wasn't for any kind of title or trophies; they called it a "friendly". I watched her first game and it was very exciting. Every pitch, hit, and throw of the ball was close to being out or safe. After the first game I asked my friend what some of the rules and regulations meant that the parents and coach's were yelling out. Some things I understood, like if the pitchers were throwing balls or strikes. But then I didn't understand some things like how Megan's bat was a drop 9 that weighs 32 ounces. I still don't understand everything there is to know when it comes to the game of softball but I had fun watching and learning about a different sport.
I think I'm going to stick with running.