Spring has sprung!

by Jennie Finch on April 12, 2012

Spring is here! It’s been an amazing few months, and a great start to the year. I’ve been blessed to be part of the ESPN team this spring, working in the booth at a few softball games.  It’s a little nerve-wracking but I’m working at it.  Practicing, getting my reps in, learning all the production terms, timing, and putting hay in the barn all the time.  I love it, though.  I get to talk to coaches, players, and be around the game in the College atmosphere. There is nothing like it and it only keeps growing and getting better! It keeps the great memories I have fresh for me, and of course working alongside softball greats like Michelle Smith, Beth Mowins, and more is always an honor!

Last week I was lucky enough to be working with the folks at the American Heart Association to help promote their Billion Calorie Count-UP.  They are such a fun team of people! We had so many laughs, and I had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Arnett, who is president of the AHA.  She knows so much, and their message was so humbling and inspiring all at once: less than 1% of Americans meet the AHA standards for a healthy heart, yet heart disease is completely preventable.  Just walking 30 minutes a day will really improve heart health. It’s a such a simple way for us all to be heart healthy!
 
Mentioning this experience wouldn’t be complete without a shout out to Amanda, Patricia and Christy who work tirelessly behind the scenes at AHA to get the message out! In the many hours we spent together between interviews, Amanda gave me the best info on eyelash extensions, which truly seem to be a miraculous invention. Patricia gave me insight into what my world will be like when my boys are teenagers — I’m so not ready! And Christy was my fellow tall-girl on the shoot. Nothing like having someone around who feels your pain when it comes to finding pants in extra-long lengths!
 
I feel so blessed to have these little adventures and meet new people, but at the end of it, I love getting home to my boys.  They have my heart, and I miss them terribly the whole time I’m gone. Their sweet, little faces, tears and smiles, hugs and cuddles.
 

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