8 September 2016

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I managed to convince my parents to sign me up for a lacrosse clinic yesterday. It taught me basic things about holding crosses, how to scoop ground balls, and several lax terms (the word 'lax' yes, being among them.) Tomorrow, Friday, they will hold another clinic where we will focus on catching and passing as well as game tactics. The game tactics part I'm rather scared about. Many capable lacrosse players have signed up for this clinic, leaving me, a newbie who actually needs help with this stuff to fend for myself and flail awkwardly in the distance as I try to not get hit in the face with flying balls.

Though I am extremely grateful for this opportunity, it's quite clear I'm rather out of shape. Not physique-wise, but more in my stamina and breath control. It's embarrassing to be winded after only three laps around the field when no one else is. I sure do hope that my athletic activities keep up so I can get back into shape. On the swim team I was known as the one kid that couldn't even do a pull up oh my god what a loser and I sure do hope that that's not my reputation on my future teams. Yesterday I tried to do a pushup and fell on my face into the wet dirt. (It rained halfway through practice.) That wasn't fun. I was wet and dirty. Ew.

Anyway, I've been trying to find volleyball programs in my area, but most of them end up getting cancelled due to low turnout. Why does no one around here like volleyball? I remember going to a volleyball open gym once and sitting for twenty minutes straight waiting for someone else to show up. No one ever did and I just ended up setting against a wall until my parents came to pick me up. That was a sad and desolate time. Will history repeat itself? Aw man. I sure hope it won't. I signed up for two volleyball drop-in teams (as in, no tryout required—yay) and both of them seem to be on the brink of extinction, and with it, my hope for this season.

Either way, I still have lacrosse going on, and my friends and I are trying to pull together a pickleball team. I'm not sure how that will go, but... Well, lacrosse is still a constant, right? It's starting to feel like we're a real team, which we might as well be. Apparently we have a game this Saturday and I would rather get hit in the head multiple times with a volleyball than embarrass myself on the field.

But! I will try! And will I die? That is almost a definite. Well, what a wonderful way to go!

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