Well, the old adage, “Just because you can do something doesn’t mean you should” certainly applies to me today.
Sure, getting to tell stories of great diving catches, lunges back towards a base after an overrun and bringing home the first game in the “Wins” column were quite ego-boosting, walking around like a crippled old man wasn’t all that great!
My muscles aren’t sore…I think I have my biking to thank for that. However, the impact of a bike ride is nothing compared to running full speed towards a base, only letting up at the last minute and having all 300+ pounds of me push down on my legs when I try to stop on a dime. It feels like each of my joints are crying out in pain today!
In other news, the Twin Cities WAKA League photos from Week 1 were posted today. Frustraiting you can’t download full resolution photos from the gallery site, but they did manage to catch quite a few great shots (including some of yours truly, as you’ll see below!)
First off, a few photos of me! (Since I know why all of you really come here and read my site!)
Take that, you squishy red ball!
You gotta slow down as you approach that base!
Go for home!
Our defensive skills were amazingly good for our first game!
Amy goes for the legs and picks up an out!
James was our first pitcher…he made the mistake of mentioning he bowled when we were choosing our field positions…
The league photographer picked up this wonderful photo series of our temporary captain for the evening, Jodi, kicking, gaining first base and then taking off for second…
Finally, the after party at the Uptown Bar and Cafe. Not all of the team came over…but those that did not only got the $3.50 Grain Belt and Hot Dog special until 9, but posed for this photo as well: