I had my first softball game of the season yesterday. I grew up playing (about 12-13 years) and I LOVE the sport. This year an old friend I used to play with asked me to join her slow-pitch coed team. I jumped at the chance to play again. I haven't been on the field in about 6 years!
Our captain is not the most organized individual, so we did not get together to practice prior to the game. In fact, I met most of my team for the first time about 20 minutes before game time. They didn't even show up that early to warm up!
All of that considered, we didn't do too bad. We played a team (The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, LOL) that has played together for a few years and clearly they've been practicing. We got our butts kicked (beat by 5 runs), but I had FUN! I played really well. I hit a screaming line-drive to left field and had one other base hit. I did have one error fielding (I play third base) when the ball took a bad hop and launched off my forearm (OUCH!). But, not bad for my first outing in six years. The people on my team, and even the team we played against, are funny and good players. I really look forward to making new friends and reconnecting with old ones.
But can I tell you I am SORE today. HOLYMOTHEROFGOD my legs hurt. You wouldn't think a slow pitch softball league would be strenuous, but damn. Apparently I don't use these muscles often. My abs and thighs are on fire today. And my arms. And my back. I'm old and out of shape, ya'll. All of this squating will be good for the buns though. Eye on the prize! ;)