Thursday, April 12, 2012 Posted by admin at 1:26 am
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.

One Response to “Spring has sprung!”

  1. April 15, 2012 at 1:33 pm, mackenzie shevlin said:

    Hi Jennie, I just read your new book and have to say I cried. I’m 12 years old. I play on a fastpitch travel team
    The Nj fury. I just had joined the team because my other travel team coach wasn’t so nice. He said that we should
    part our ways because me and his daughter had 1 argument. So we left the team,
    I was devastated for atleast a month. Then I already had new travel teams in the area asking for me. I tried out for a really good travel team but there
    was only one spot and I have an 11 year old sister, and said if she cant play then I cant play. So I went to one
    of other teams that had wanted me. That is how I found the Nj fury. The first day I met them I knew that this was
    the team. We made it to the little league world series in myrtle beach, south Carolina in August of 2012.
    My dad, mom, my 3 sisters, my 1 brother and I load up the car a leave August 4. If you will like to come it would
    amazing to play softball infront of a pro. My family is also dedicated in sports. I’m the oldest, my siblings are always
    There cheering on my sister and I at every game no matter how early they have to wake up! Ive been playing since I was 4 . I had watched my dad play baseball at his games and thought that it was easy. My dad loved the game and always will. He always tells me how when he was a kid his father was never there to tell him what to do for each situation on the field. I’m in 6th grade and I’m 5 1/2 ft tall. I blast the ball atleast 300 feet everygame. I’m not going to lie, I’m not skinny. I’m cry muscular, my dad said that its a blessing, and that God put me here to play softball, which I believe too, bug he also says that it can be a curse too. I’m dedicated to softball. Im also dedicated to first base. I’m big, so I’m a great target for true girls and I stretch, and scoop up bad throws. I want to go to a D1 collage. I wish that I stick with it and get as far as you did with softball!

    Always think of, Mackenzie shevlin, while on the field,
    I know your probably busy but.please email me at mare56bklyn@ Aol.com thank you so much for taking time out of you lrbbusy schedule to read this:)

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