Welcome to Day Twenty Two of The November 30/30 Challenge.
The activity highlight for today is Softball!
I remember the first time I played Softball at high school during sport. I was quite looking forward to it, as I thought it to be similar to Rounders, which I loved and was good at. Rounders was always played with a tennis ball, and as I was playing a lot of tennis at the time, I always found the ball quite easy to hit.
Anyway, I soon discovered that ye old 'soft' ball isn't quite so soft at all, especially when thrown full pelt!
I ended up with a bruised cheek, and a bruised ego to match!
I wasn't quite so keen to play softball again after that.
Having said that, softball has some great benefits. Of course it is a team sport, so the opportunity is there to practice teamwork and loyalty, and form friendships and a sense of belonging.
Some other benefits include:
Improved quick thinking skills.
Improves balance and co-ordination.
Increases strength and stamina.
Enhances self confidence.
Of course, you just need to learn to hit the ball with the bat, instead of your face, like me!