Saturday, March 17, 2007

We Are The Champions!

Introducing your 2007 Friday night Tempe Co-Ed Champions:

The St. Matthews UMC Softball Team
Mike P., Shortstop & Coach
Sommer B, 1st Base
Duane, Left Field
Geri, 3rd Base
Pat, Pitcher (That's me)
Karen, Right Center
Jeff, Left Center
Cheryl, Right Field
Angus, Outfield
Sandy, Catcher
Gina, 3rd Base
Tom, Outfield
and a host of other great teammates.
We won last night 12-6 over the other Circle K Team. We finished the regular season 6-1, only losing to the Hapless Heros by one run. We wanted to thank all our fans who came out for the game. I counted 9 people, including my wife and two kids and our friend from college, Suzi.
Next week is the start of the post season tournament. We play the 0-7 team first and then the next week we play one or two more games. Of course, it's single elimination so we do need to beat the Monsoons the first week. It's funny. In a league like this teams can be drastically different from the last time you played them and so no game is easy. The 0-7 team can bring in some ringers and all the sudden we're going home. Either way, we'll have a blast.
Running? Yes, this is a running blog. I only ran twice this week. I wanted to get in 3 runs, but life happens. My legs are rested and besides a nagging back and a bit of soreness in my left knee, I'm good to go.
Us, serious athletes (said with tongue in check) have to lace them up when the game is on, no matter the aches and pains. So the plan is to run this race in better than 2:43:07 for a PR. But, 2:40 would be even better. That would take a 12:12 pace. And dare I say 2:30 at an 11:27 pace would be. . .
Now, I'm Irish and today is St. Patrick's Day. So, tonight I must do the customary downing of 45 green beers. One for each year I've been alive. I hope it doesn't hurt my running in the morning.
Now, I'll finish with an Irish Lymric:
There once was a barmaid from Wales,
Who on her chest had tattooed all the prices of ale.
And on her behind, for the sake of the blind,
She had all of the same but in braille.*

*I had to read a bunch of really bad, really dirty lymrics to find this one. Now, that's takin' one for the team.


Phil said...

Next year you might want to join Lisa for the 1/2 marathon in Tucson on St. Patrick's Day ... then go out and enjoy 46 green beers. Now that sounds like fun.

Irene said...

45 beers? Perhaps if they're really small glasses of beer, but I'm taking a wild guess that they're not that small! Happy St. Patrick's Day! I hope you get in a good run tomorrow, ;)

Jenny (J-Wim) said...

oooooh, 45 beers could really cramp your style tomorrow......
Good Luck Pat, we'll be thinking of ya!

Firefly's Running said...

OMG! That's a lot of beer. Congrads on the championship!!