If you’ve trained for a marathon, or any other big event, before you will know what I am talking about when I say that I don’t want it to end. I’ve been training since January 1st and am now 4 weeks away from my 10th marathon. While I am excited about running Grandma’s Marathon, I also recognize that after the marathon there is a feeling of loss. It’s when you say to yourself, “now what?” It’s not about how well you do in the race itself; it’s just that your running from that point on lacks the same focus – until you sign up for something else.
I thought about this phenomenon today as I watched BoBo’s team play the first game of the final season tournament. They are a great team. All of the boys have talent that they lend to the team. Today, however, the teamwork just wasn’t there. Balls were dropping, strike outs were happening, and innings were ending with runners left stranded on the bases. It was a sad day for the players, the coaches, and the parents watching.
I remembered, when the season was starting, wondering how on earth I would find the time to make the time for consistent, focused training AND be supportive at BoBo & YaYa’s baseball games. In baseball season the saying “Baseball IS life” takes on a litteral meaning. Now, it is months later and I don’t want the fun to stop. I love watching the kids play. I love the sun and the seeds and even the challenge of fitting it all in. Please boys, play your hardest…don’t let the fun stop now.