I knew it would happen. I woke up this morning at 5:30 without the aid of an alarm clock. Wednesday's are our off days so I turned off the cell phone alarm but after Monday and Tuesday's 5am practices adding on to the three from last week, early wake-up calls are becoming habit. This is not necessarily a bad thing. I always get more accomplished the mornings after practices but it usually only lasts until around lunch. Then it's usually time for a power nap but we spend a lot of time after each practice talking about what we have to do the next day. Throw in classwork for either my Tuesday or Wednesday night class and the window for some solid sack time disappears.
But after this week's practices, it will become a routine. Each of the four weekday practices will be at 5am and Saturday's practice has been moved up to accommodate the men and women's basketball teams. The good thing is that we are actually practicing baseball. The time we get to spend teaching our players is so limited and the season itself is so condensed, it is just a great feeling to hit a fungo. But looking to the light at the end of the tunnel...it's 3 1/2 weeks until the season opener!