This afternoon's Ultimate Disc Summer Clinic was SUPER fun. I'm happy that I mustered the courage to sign up for it and stop underestimating myself. And besides, the clinic is for beginners like me, for us to improve in that sport.
Even if I didn't have a friend with me, I still signed up and went to the clinic. My frisbee buddy, Micah, is already in Singapore. Had she been here, we would've gone to the clinic together. I'm really, really grateful because she introduced me to this fantastic sport. And what better way to show my gratitude than by keeping on playing.
And when we played the game after the drills, I realized that my playing wasn't so bad after all. I was able to guard properly, throw decently, and catch when the disc was thrown to me. There's just this one instance when my opponent, the person I was guarding, slipped out of my guard. She ran toward the disc, and I wasn't in front of her to block it. But the disc slipped out of her grasp, so it became our team's turn to be on the offense side. And since I was guarding her, I picked up the disc. And when I did, I heard our coach say "Go Kat". A teammate of mine ran toward the disc unguarded, and I was able to pass the disc to him using a forehand throw. A forehand throw! I was able to pass using a forehand throw! It's harder than the backhand throw, especially if you're a beginner. But at that moment, I saw myself make a nice forehand pass. Yes!
I can't wait for next Saturday's clinic. I just wish I have someone I can share my frisbee joys with, like my friend Micah. But I can share how happy I am with the sport through our online catching ups. And besides, she's going back to Manila next month. So there. For now, I'll keep on playing and enjoying the sport.