Hi everyone! I'm Lyndsay from Simply Lyndsay. When Michelle told me about her new series, I thought it was such a cute idea and couldn't wait to share a story! My husband and I met in college way back in 2002, and this story is from the spring of 2003, which was actually about six months before we even started dating. It was kind of a spur of the moment pseudo date.
I played basketball for about 10 years before college, but once high school was over, I decided my days of being an "athlete" were done and I just wanted to "be a girl." Of course I ran and went to the gym, but the hours and hours of field hockey, basketball, and softball practice were traded in for more girly things. I guess I did a good job of convincing my mostly male classmates I was a "girly girl" because one day when I mentioned, I played basketball in high school, my husband along with a few other guys in class, laughed. I believe the exact words from my husband were: "There's no way you played basketball." By the end of the conversation, I was challenged to a game of around the world at the rec center courts after class. They were all laughing, and I was laughing to myself. Oh, they had no idea what they had gotten themselves into. ;)
When I got to the rec center, my husband and two other guys from class were there. They were already shooting so I made a little small talk before I stood around the three point line and one of the guys passed me the ball. I could tell by the smirks on their faces that they thought I wouldn't even make it close to the basket. I shot and it was nothing but net. While the three of them stood in disbelief, I jogged to retrieve the ball and looked over my shoulder and said "I told you I was good."
So we played around the world, and I beat them all. Bad. Real bad. I beat them all by at least 3 shots.
Fast-forward 8 years, we've been married for close to 3 years, and I like to think that day on the basketball courts was the day I really caught my husband's interest for the first time. Of course, it doesn't hurt that from that day forward, he learned never to underestimate me. :)