Monday, October 6, 2008

Girls can throw too!

After work today I was in sore need of mental decompression. We finally got production started on our big project at work, and my day started at 5am. I had to spend a lot of time today letting go of my internal frustrations; this includes deep-breathing exercises to keep from screaming my brains out that probably look like I'm about to give birth. After a full day of doing multiple things all at the same time I was ready to collapse the moment I walked into my apartment. Then I remembered, I have a baseball mitt!

Mr. J and I dashed off to the park near our apartment and played catch with our new mitts. I'm still pretty good at throwing, having received much instruction from every boy I've ever known, but I still need practice with the catching.

The weather was somewhat cool and overcast, perfect for playing catch and running around like fools. Both my hands feel bruised and I jammed my thumb in a painful manner; when I use any of the muscles in my hands, they tremble ever so slightly. I had a lot of fun, and I think Mr. J did too. I can't wait to go again.


Anonymous said...

Whoo hoo!! Fabulous on your deep breathing exercises! In my one class, we've been going over deep muscle relaxation, prescribed breathing, and the relaxation response. If you're interested, I would be more than happy to go over any of these with you so you could have a variety of tools to choose from when you start feeling yourself getting stressed - shoot me an email or give me a call.

Glad you got to go play after work! I have found for a long time now that physical activity is one of the best ways to ground for me when I'm to a point beyond visualization working :)

Anonymous said...

Well maybe if you keep practicing you’ll get drafted and go pro. No more of those “big projects,” just big money.

Keep breathing, everything will be fine, including your thumb.

Carie said...

Bring your mitt to the beach and I will bring mine too! Catch on the beach!

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