1. batting cages*
2. riding a mechanical bull
3. dancing in a tiny, sparkly outfit in a Carnivale parade
So, armed with nothing more than my hubris, a friend and I showed up at the batting cages on a cold Thursday night. Said friend regularly plays baseball, has kids in little league, and is one of those people who played varsity sports.
I was a state-level competitor in choir, dance, one-act, and speech. And yet! I was completely convinced that I’d be good at this.So after I dramatically posed next to a giant poster of Minnesota Twins legend Dave Winfield and found the one helmet that fit my giant head, I sidled into the cage and prepared to hit slow pitch softballs.
And you guys! I was good! Or rather “totally good enough to play on a co-ed softball team” as my friend said. Over the course of three rounds of batting, I missed 6 or so balls, which I felt was pretty good since I hadn’t picked up a bat since fifth grade.
Next up? 9 holes of golf. Which, oddly, I’m convinced I’ll be bad at.
Are you athletic? What are the things that (regardless of experience) you’re convinced you’d be good at if you tried it just once?
* Note: this is not the same as being a productive member of a softball team. I’m a terrible throw and I’m not really a team player. There. I said it.