August 23, 2012
Part of the perks of moving out of my parents house and into an apartment in Lombard is that I am close enough to my friends to not only to hang out more often, but to join summer sports leagues. I know it sounds funny, but I feel like I’m getting old. I remember being in high school walking into Great Lakes Volleyball Center in West Chicago and seeing the “old people” (people that I am now the exact same age as, if not older) play in their adult leagues before our club practices were scheduled to start. I didn’t understand why they were still playing volleyball at that age in adult leagues, but now I do.
If you’ve been following my blog, you already know that I was part of my first softball team this spring/summer, El Charros. Simultaneously, a few of us have also been playing in a co-ed volleyball league. We didn’t really know what to expect going into it, but coming out of it I can tell you that it was an absolute blast getting to play volleyball again, such a great workout (especially during those 95 degree days we’ve had this summer), super fun to do something active with everyone (although sometimes very intense since most of us are extremely competitive), and it was even interesting trying to find something new on the Buffalo Wild Wingsmenu to eat every Tuesday night after the games (not gonna lie, I’m excited to not have to eat BWW every Tuesday though).
This past Tuesday ended our season… we lost in the semi-finals to a team called Monstars [Team Chicken Fingers is a WAY cooler name], giving us third in the league. Not too bad since it was our first year and some of us have never played volleyball before. I’m not a huge fan of lining my bedroom wall with “Runner-Up” plaques though, so we’re just gonna have to do better next year 🙂