Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Worst. Day. Ever. (That ended really good)

I'm going to steal borrow a few blog formatting tricks from my main lady EMZ tonight.

Today was a TOUGH DAY.  There are a few things on the go that are wreaking havoc to my idyllic life of work, training, hugs with the FAMILY, blogging and working on EAP.  And the worst part is that everything is mostly out of my control.  I'm not really used to that. 

I KNEW is was going to be a tough day, before the day even started - when I woke up at 6AM to go ride, the little motivation I had was lost when I saw it was a little windier than normal.

Oh, yeah - and my I-Phone is now Jacked.  It was a FREAKIN' bad day.

But then Ian and I went to his first T-Ball Practice.  And the coach asked me to run the ground ball fielding station.  I have not put bat to ball in 20 years.  But I sorta/kinda got it back quick enough and put 3 groups of 3 kids through practice.  It was a blast.

"Let's see your stance!"

"Glove on the ground!"

"Get after that ball!"

"Fantastic Job!"

And of course the occasional "Hey (every kid at one point), you still with us?"

Good times...

26 comments:

Kate said...

I LOVED helping coach my son's soccer team...and yeah, that can be a lot like herding cats. Sorry about your phone. SUCKS. Hope it's fixable and soon.

Amanda@runninghood said...

Bravo with writing in EMZ form/style! She will be so proud I'm sure. I'm impressed. Glad your day ended on a good note.

Barefoot Neil Z said...

Perspective is a powerful thing isn't it?

The Green Girl said...

I got really confused and thought that was Emz writing but then it wasn't her - I'm too tired for games like this!

Jason said...

Turned out to be a great day.

Did you have the 'glove is on the wrong hand conversations?'

And the 'Hey are you still with us' is one of my favorites especially when the kids runs out to the outfield for no apparent reason.

Kovas said...

Nothing like a little American pastime to revive the old spirits. Green grass, crack of the bat...

Lora Abernathy said...

Sounds like a heartwarming way to end the day.

JenniferLeah said...

too.many.colors.to.be.EMZ.

sorry to hear the wind stole your ride mojo :( but happy ending to the day!!

Laura said...

Nice to hear you can see the good in a bad day...it isn't always easy to do.

Christi said...

I am so glad that your day turned around! I wish I could say the same about mine!

I used to coach basketball with my hubby. That was fun but quite the challenge!

Emz said...

you lost me at "main lady".

holy. freaking. yay. me.

my
fav
post
ever.

what?!?!!?

TRI714 said...

DOPE ! Kids can make stuff go away for a bit. And I will take "a bit" any day. Sorry about the rest homie. Let me know if I can play wing man for you to help you out.

Adrienne said...

Can't go wrong ending with baseball time with the little one. Good for you dad.

Kate said...

Aww, coach Patrick. How cute!

Caroline said...

I coach my kids also...soccer, tball, basketball...mostly basketball though cuz really i dont know anything about the first 2...but it is hilarious...the "you still with us" part is not occasional it is every practice and at least 14 times per kid!!! ha ha!

Jill said...

Yay! Can't wait for the coaching pep talk for 26.2 miles at S2S!

Aimee said...

Aww...what a great story! Isn't it amazing how we can be having the worst day ever, then something our kiddos do/say or some interaction we have with them just totally changes things around!? I love it!

Jess @ Blonde Ponytail said...

This brings be back to my days of coaching. Running camps where I was part cheerleader, part instructor. Glad your day ended on a high note!!

Raegun said...

I'm glad to hear you found a little ray of sunshine at the end of the day.

Chris K said...

A real EMZ post would have had more than just crazy colorful fonts.

You
forgot
to
write
vertically

Then.you.didn't.use.alot.of.choppy sentences.

You'll get 'em next time Partrick.

Jeff - DangleTheCarrot said...

When things suck, turn to baseball. That has seemed to keep this country running for decades (-:

Dash said...

Good luck this weekend at Surf City!!!

Big Clyde said...

The hardest part is teaching them how to pinch their chew into a nice little ball and not swallow their spit.

Good luck this weekend!

Chris said...

Gotta love kids sports to put you in a good mood! I coach my 6 year old's soccer team in Fall and Spring and it is so fun (and frustrating and....but all in all it is fun watching the kids have fun being active)

Katie said...

Playing sports with kids ALWAYS makes things better :D

Caratunk Girl said...

EMZ's style looks good on your blog.

So much fun playing sports with kids.

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