Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Recess Here I Come!

Oh Lord what have I done? So I belong to this "Girls Night Out" group that I discovered online here in Phoenix. I occasionally participate in events like happy hours, hiking, indoor rock climbing, etc. Today I got an email about one of the girls trying to start a co-ed kickball team to join a league. I don't know what got into me this morning but I thought it was a totally cool idea and before you know it I'm replying, "Yes, sign me up!"

I should really stop, think and count to ten before making such life altering decisions. Ok, I'm a little dramatic. Who didn't love kickball as a kid? How tough could it be? It's not like it's softball where I have to hit a moving object with a tiny stick. I have issues with that due to my upbrining as a golfer - small stick, but a stationary ball - big difference.

So the games don't take place anywhere near my house, but I thought it would be a good opportunity to meet more people and get some fun exercise in at the same time. Hmmm. Will my mother allow me to count my kickball time as cardio. I see some negotiations in my future. :)

I tend to regret making decisions like this, but so far I'm still excited. Look out big red ball - you're mine!


  1. 1) NOTHING is near your house
    2) When I think of cardio, I don't think of kicking a red, rubber ball and hanging out at 1st base for 5 minutes.

    My $.02.

  2. 1) Somewhat true.
    2) First base? I plan on running the bases every time for a homerun. Is it called a homerun in kickball?

    Keep your $.02. :)

  3. I shall now weigh in on the subject of cardio. If you run to at least 2nd base, you may count the run as cardio. If, as RazzZDoodle suggests, run to first and stand, you may not. Anything bigger than a two bagger and you're "In like Flynn", but figure out your minutes and let me know. I am VERY anxious to hear about this little adventure. :) You go, girl!!