I learned what my new title will be: Communications Manager
I learned that I enjoy taking action photos.
I learned to be a better softball player.
From last time, the lesson I learned was that stretching is essential. I did so.
I learned that it is good when only three of the guys showed up for practice. That allowed the four women a lot more time for fielding practice.
I learned the larger glove I just purchased - specifically designed for softball and larger than my last glove - helps my game. Fewer errors.
One of the guys taught us a couple techniques. He is a sporting goods sales rep, so he should know what he's talking about! I learned a competitive guy can also be very helpful and patient.
I tried pitching. Throw it underhanded, with at least a 6 ft. arch, to cover a distance of 53 feet and hit a rectangular target - about 18" x 24". It's difficult. I learned that consistency would take a significant amount of time.
He also taught us to go down on one knee to back up my glove hand when fielding a ground ball. Based on the matched bruises on each shin, I learned at least two ways not to field a ground ball. Though bruised, the ball did not get past me!
It was a good day.