3.16.2008

Me playing Basketball?


Those of you who know me well know I'm 6' tall and I have about as much hand/eye coordination as a blind person with no arms... he he! So, for some strange reason I decided to play on the Women's ward basketball team this year. Now, our coach had her hands full teaching me how to play basketball when I've NEVER played before. So, I've been practicing and playing hard and I can now say that I know how to play basketball. I wouldn't say I'm the best, or even good, but I've been trying really hard.

So, we have been going through our stake tournament the last couple of weeks. We've been winning and it turned out that the last couple of games to determine 1st-3rd places all fell on the same night, last Thursday. Sadly, we lost our first game to Eagles Gate and had to play again in an hour. We played the next game and won by 2 in a double overtime! Next, we got to play Eagles Gate, again, right after that. That was a fun game cause we beat them by like 15 pts! But, of course since it was a double elimination, we had to play Eagles Gate AGAIN! By then, our team of course was DEAD, but hey, we came back and won! So, our ward took 1st place!!! Now, having never played any type of competitive sports, I LOVED it! It really is a rush, to have nothing left, but want it so bad that somehow you find the strength.

Now, I've NEVER been so tired in my life! I've never pushed myself so hard, and NEVER ran straight for 4 hours in a 5 hour period. My poor feet were covered in blisters! I guess playing in running shoes will do that to you. :) But, at the end of it all, is was a blast! Regional games start this week, so I'll let you know how it goes. :)

6 comments:

K & M said...

That's so great. I always wondered why you didn't play basketball before. And I wish I could play, but I as well have not so much coordination in that way. Plus I have no real motivation to learn, so good on ya!!!

Jensen Family said...

I'll be cheering for you and maybe you can teach me now :)

Dan and Lindsey Walker said...

I bet you are a great basketball player! And you do have good cordination, you were always a really good cheerleader! Playing basketball is a lot of running, really good exercise.

Pam said...

Good for you! The only experience I had with ward basketball is when we were beehives, and I don't remember playing that much. That's cool that you guys won!

Jessica said...

I am truly impressed. Great work! I'm jealous that my ward doesn't have a women's basketball team. I've never heard of that before. Let us know how the next games go!

georgeandmarie said...

That's awesome that you went out and did it!! I am impressed!! Thanks for the comment and the email forever ago when I had Makaiya!! We are doing good and out of the RSV season am hoping!! We were so lucky we didn't get it!! Lets REALLY get together soon!!