Kicked Some Ass!  

rm_gerson42 52M
1752 posts
7/2/2006 7:01 pm

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7/3/2006 5:01 pm

Kicked Some Ass!

Gers back. Not only safely from his softball tournament but feeling oh so much better. Seems that a weekend of vigorous activity after a month and a half of recuperation and getting kicked in the nuts by life has a certain level rejuvination to it.

So here's the report, left SB on Friday to go to Santa Clarita which is close to LA. Feeling a little worried about if I could play, how well I would play and if I would exacerbate my previous injury by playing. This is a major tournament encompassing teams from Central and Southern California with 22 teams participating.

Go to the fields early at 7am on Saturday. It's already about 80 degrees. Warm up and test a few body parts... they seem to work without pain. Informed the coach that I would be ok not playing my accustomed spot, Left Field, and he politely declines. So out we go.

First game, first inning, a ball is hit to my left.... same scenario as when my injury occured. My head worked faster than the appendages could receive the demands. Man... my feet tied up... I twisted a few different ways. Ball got by me... just not ready I guess.

First at bat... same thing. Didn't want to go out swinging... just wanted to test things out. I normally hit the ball hard, go opposite direction a lot, but this time I just swung easy. No problems. Everything seemed to be working.

So we continued on... won the game. Second game at 10am, its now about 90 degrees, start to kick it up a little. Went 4 for 4. All line drives and made the plays in the field. No diving opportunities presented themself. This is probably a good thing. We win.

Third and Fourth games on Saturday. Keep escalating things up. Now 104 degrees. I don't think I have ever had so much fluids to drink and never had to use the bathroom. We win both.

Sundays game are elimination based on previous days seedings. We are number 1 seed. We win every game to go the finals. Final game and we are back and forth. Somewhere in the 4 or 5 inning gotta ball coming my way. Gotta commit or not and ended up going for it. Phew, got the catch and everything is still intact. We end up losing the game but came in second.

I'm tired, depleted of fluids, sunburned, and very sore, but I also feel very, very good.

Guess this means I can go back to Yoga, back to running and back to weighlifting. All those things that make me feel good that I have been missing so much lately and that I could have used.

That's the report on my weekend. Loving you all, ger.

angelofmercy5 58F
17881 posts
7/2/2006 7:09 pm

Sounds like you are back in the game Ger! Now....wanna come and help me get back in the game on tuesday? I'm finally able to have sex after my surgery! lol Actually......just watch for the fireworks!

rm_gerson42 replies on 7/3/2006 9:01 am:
tuesday.... let me see..checking the calendar... just a sec. Where are you again? Fireworks, ooh there would be a lot of fireworks I bet. lol

frangipanigal 44F
10406 posts
7/2/2006 7:56 pm

Does indeed sound like a great weekend. Glad to see all body parts are working as they should be!!

Congrats on second place....hope you had a few celebratory drinks!

Frangi x

rm_gerson42 replies on 7/3/2006 9:02 am:
Was fun. The body parts aren't working exactly how they should be.... they are very sore.

TheRealThing655 48F
9558 posts
7/2/2006 8:16 pm

Sounds like a great weekend....congrats. Nice to hear you're feeling good physically again too....
See, good things do happen and it was good you had a weekend like that after all the other stuff going on in your life.
Thanks for the update.

rm_gerson42 replies on 7/3/2006 9:04 am:
I know about the good things in life... I used to be the eternal optimist, but that was when I ignored the bad things and did not process them. It was a great weekend!

ProtonicMan 47M

7/2/2006 9:16 pm

Welcome home, buddy! I'm glad you played. I'm even more glad you played well. Mostly, though, I'm glad you had fun and made it home safely.

Life beckons. Go kick some ass there, too!


rm_gerson42 replies on 7/3/2006 9:05 am:
Will do TJ, love having you around making your comments.

Lovin_U_4_Fun 54F

7/2/2006 9:18 pm

Congratulations on your return! What positon do you play? And, what kind of injury did you have that kept you away from yoga?

Days when I have yoga class are the best!

rm_gerson42 replies on 7/3/2006 9:10 am:
Thank you. Play left field. The injury was two broken ribs and a collapsed lung. Just couldn't performs the positions necessary for the yoga or the breathing.

sexyariesgirl 57F

7/2/2006 9:30 pm

Welcome back! Glad you had such a great weekend.

Power To FOK

rm_gerson42 replies on 7/3/2006 9:11 am:
Thank you, was a great time but damn I'm sore this morning.

PurplePeach72 44F  
9199 posts
7/3/2006 1:33 am

Glad to hear you had a great weekend. I know you needed that. Enjoy the rest of your holiday, hope you have today and tomorrow off. Enjoy {=}LeeAnn


rm_gerson42 replies on 7/3/2006 9:12 am:
Except for putting in a new toilet, hanging curtains and a few other household details... that's exactly what I'm gonna do.

LustyTaurus 48M  
21253 posts
7/3/2006 1:37 am

WB Ger...and I'm glad you're feelin healthy too..

rm_gerson42 replies on 7/3/2006 9:13 am:
Except for the sore part. Thanks LT. Is that my imagination or are you moving up on the charts?


7/3/2006 4:27 am

Sounds like you had a great time and number two always tries harder they say. Nothing like a good dose of life, eh! Looks like your pretty resilient too, way to go! {=}

just a squirrel trying to get a nut

rm_gerson42 replies on 7/3/2006 9:14 am:
Life has the ups and downs. You know that also. Resilient except for the age and recovery process. lol

HBowt2 58F

7/3/2006 8:14 am

glad you can get back to doing all those things ger...

rm_gerson42 replies on 7/3/2006 9:15 am:
Me too, chat with you later today... ok.

smoothnjuicy4u 50F

7/3/2006 8:29 am

Too bad ya didnt win though But heck you had a great time

rm_gerson42 replies on 7/3/2006 10:00 am:
But we beat 20 out of the 21 teams, that's not so bad. Yep, had a great time. Thanks.

LustyTaurus 48M  
21253 posts
7/3/2006 11:11 am

gerson42 replies on 7/3/2006 12:13 pm:
Except for the sore part. Thanks LT. Is that my imagination or are you moving up on the charts?

I was on the top line for male bloggers for a short time...then Diggy kicked my ass off of's remarkable to me that so many comment, but hey, I love it!!

absolutelynormal 56F
6563 posts
7/3/2006 3:33 pm

Glad you got back home without having to go by the hospital to visit Joaquin Mac

rm_gerson42 replies on 7/3/2006 5:03 pm:
Why does everyone keep bringing up Joaquin? lol Thank Mac.

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