Today was a beautiful day, weather-wise. With all the rain we have had lately, it was nice to wake up to sunshine. Allen and I went to Emerald Isle because the first EI Bagtag Challenge was taking place. Since I am brand new to the game, I did not expect in any way to compete or challenge. Maybe someday. Hopefully someday sooner than when I think it really will happen.
I tell you, I just don't know how to make the dang disc fly very far. Forward. Seems like when I forget to let go, and it goes backwards, it does so with a great deal more heart than when I try to actually make forward progress. To say this is frustrating (not to mention embarassing) is putting it mildly. After more shots than I cared to count, I finally just decided to focus on making a throw that stayed relatively flat and went forward. Baby steps. Which is ok. (and as far as I threw it flat and forward WAS baby steps...for a baby!) I love being outside. I love learning about the game. The people are amazing: kind, supportive and patient. I feel frustrated that I can't keep up. Irrational, I know. But that is just me. Almost every person I have met has been really interesting and fun and has fielded my many questions with grace. Thank you for that!!
After we finished at EI, we decided to run over to Montiel Park. Allen wanted to "redeem" himself, as his round at EI did not progress as he had hoped. So we went over to Montiel. I was going to try out a bunch of different discs, and we were going to play, but when we arrived, the crew was there for another bagtag challenge. All that testosterone even outdoors, can be a bit daunting, so I stayed back and drilled putting. So for today's total, I calculate that I threw about 250 times. That is more than enough golf for the day. But when that disc flies off your fingertips and does what it is supposed to do, boy is it addictive!
I wish now that I had learned to throw a frisbee when I was a kid. Learning a new sport is so much easier when you are younger. But if I take it in small increments, I will be ok. :) Thank you to all who have helped me; it is much appreciated!!