Monday, June 20, 2011

31. Kick a 25 yard field goal

Tonight I took the kids out on a bike ride over to West Aurora's practice field to try to kick a 25 yard field goal.  It was not too pretty.  I played soccer back when I was 8.  I am not much of a kicker.

Maddie got a pretty good action shot

I probably kicked about 30 times and made 4.  I made field goals from 18, 21, 25 and 30 yards.  The thing I didn't think about was that every time I missed I would have to run 25+ yards to go get it.  Hannah and Maddie were helpful at the end, but they would only go get it if I raced them to get it.

I am really happy I put this on the list.  As I said, I am not much of a kicker.  I still am not.  Now I have more of an understanding and feel of what it is like to kick a field goal. Hopefully I will be able to watch some NFL games this fall to appreciate it more.  I even have an appreciation of people running at me to block it as I was trying to kick quickly before the kids got in the way.

Goal #4 Down!


Matt said...

That looks like fun. Way to go! I really liked the video.

Eric Weis said...

We did have a good time. I was definitely spent by the end of it. Kick, run, kick, run gets tiring after a few times.
Thanks for the video suggestion.

Mom said...

Being a good daddy, getting a lot of exercise, and giving Melissa a break should count for more than just one goal!

Matt said...

I forgot to say in my first comment - Nice picture, Maddie!!! I don't know if I could have taken a better picture myself!