Lesson's I've Learned from Sports

Screen Shot 2015-11-18 at 11.46.18 AMParticipation in sports can teach many lessons and these are just a few of the lessons I've learned from my athletic endeavors over the years:

1. It hurts when you get hit in the head with a baseball bat. (Lesson learned during my first tee ball practice #1975)

2. Protect your face. (Lesson learned in my first tee ball game when sliding into first and again in a volleyball game after having my braces tightened #1975 #1981)

3. Always watch where you are going. (Lesson learned at rugby practice when I stepped in a hole and tore my ACL #1991)

4. Going fast isn't always a good idea. (Lesson learned careening down a bike path with my feet clipped into my pedals assuring that I could not save myself #2009)

5. Don't make a sledding jump on boulders (Lesson learned when I broke my tailbone on a sledding jump made on boulders #2010)

These are the lessons everybody learns, right?

I bring this up because I have been exercising. I know...I've tried this before and quit but I've actually been at it since July so I'm hoping that it's becoming a habit. I'm also hoping that I don't learn any life lessons from this like I've learned from my other attempts at physical activities. Only time will tell.

I wrote about all of this for TueNight:

I played rugby in college and was the captain of the team my senior year, but my time as a rugger was cut short when I tore my ACL and had to have reconstructive knee surgery.

If I stopped here and didn’t say anything else, you might be left with an image of me as an athlete — and I wouldn’t mind being thought of that way — but my tragic flaw is that I am painfully honest, especially when it’s at my own expense.

The truth is that I am not, nor have I ever been, athletic.

Head on over and read the rest and keep me in your thoughts. I'd really hate to break a hip with this new fangled exercise thing.