The feeling is like a virus. Once you catch it, it quickly enters your veins and spreads to all of your cells and completely takes over your body until you can only focus on that feeling and wanting to feel it again.
The feeling starts when my right foot hits the mound. I tunnel in and see the catcher give me the sign. I take a deep breath and feel ice in my veins, I am unstoppable. I visualize in my mind, I will hit my spot and I will do it effortlessly simply because I know I can. I have done it before, why would it be different now.
I am ready.
My body springs into motion, my legs exploding off the mound and my arm moving in a tight, dynamic circle. By now, the feeling is pulsing through my whole body and I can feel my body reacting to release the ball. I reach the end of my circle and the ball rolls off of my fingertips and is set free to enter the strike zone.
Bam. strike three. goodbye.
I can pitch, I can be positive, I can succeed. I can do this because I know in my mind that I can. I can be whatever I want to be, and in softball I want to be a part of that feeling, a part of the end result, I want to be mentally strong, and I am, I will be, and I will show it all at tomorrows games.
But the best part of the virus is, when its over, I get to have it again on the very next pitch. I get to feel it in my veins every single pitch.
Softball is a part of me, pitching is a part of me, and i do it all because I love it.
Legoo CU softball, GAME DAY!!!