Jared and I are adopting more of a "now or never" mentality as we get closer to becoming a family of three. I know we'll keep living our life and life will be AWESOME and we can't wait for this stage of life- but regardless, it WILL be different once we're parents! So why not be a little spontaneous while we still can? That's just what we did this weekend.
The NFL Combine takes places in Indianapolis each year and I have always wanted to check it out since it's just a quick 2 hour drive for us. For you non-football people, the combine is a week-long "audition" for guys who are hoping to get drafted by the NFL in April. You have to get invited to attend the event as an athlete, usually around 300 get chosen to come each year and show off their stuff in front of tons of coaches and scouts from each of the 32 teams.
This year Jared and I were able to snag some last-minute guest passes through work and be up front and center for Saturday's events. So we grabbed some snacks and hopped in the car like the crazy, young kids we are and headed over. I felt pretty VIP after we picked up our official guest passes from the hotel next door. The security in the area was insane! Then it was onto Lucas Oil Stadium (booooo Colts) to watch some of the best up and coming athletes out there. We loved seeing some of our Ohio State guys like Braxton Miller and it was fun to compare guys from all the various teams.
Someone I work with once told me the combine was boring- like watching paint dry but I 1000% disagree with that statement. Jared and I were just yards away from these talented guys who were basically trying out for the job of a lifetime. The whole event felt so reverent and was incredibly organized. There was always something going on to watch and the people running the combine kept all events flowing quickly and smoothly.
We watched them do the 40-yard dash, broad jump, bench press and quite a few on-field drills for the various positions and honestly the whole day flew. It was probably a once-in-a-lifetime experience and I'm glad we went! A lot of people might find the whole thing boring but if you're a football lover like us- you'd enjoy it. Next up on our football radar is the draft in Chicago! ;)