Forget. This past week I filled in for the hub as an assistant to one amazeballs coach of my daughter’s basketball team. The players were engaged and genuinely having the time of their lives. One player begged for even more Ups and Downs (running of the stairs) after they had already completed Killers (line runs). His enthusiasm was contagious, and I couldn’t help but join him in the running of the stairs.
At the end of practice, the team scrimmaged. Short a few players, Coach Sarah put me in, and I was pumped. Running from one end of the court to the other seemed anything but work. I wasn’t worried about counting my steps or wondering the number of calories I was burning; I was plain and simple having fun. With the busyness of life and adulthood, it’s easy to forget the joys of play. Because of that one practice, I am planning a women’s basketball pick-up game in an effort not to ever forget again. Thank you, Coach Sarah.