I think spring is a hard season mostly, because it is a time of growing. The fall semester is easier – you are excited about school still and, at the end, you have Thanksgiving and Christmas to look forward to.
Spring is different. It is crazy and more hectic. It is your last semester of the year and at this point, you are just trying to finish the year. The motivation to do anything is at an all time low. Not to mention Christmas, the most wonderful time of year, is nowhere in sight.
The final days of winter seem to drag on. January and February seem longer than normal, and tests are piling up out of nowhere.
But, there is some good in spring. Growing can hurt, but it can be beautiful in the end. Even though it has already been kind of painful, I am excited to see what is just around the corner. Despite its difficulties, spring is actually my favorite season.
Spring fever is defined as a feeling of restlessness and excitement at the beginning of spring.
I like to think that I have spring fever year round, waiting for spring sports to get into full swing.
What’s not to love about longer days, more sunshine and summer being around the corner? Oh yeah, and spring sports are kicking off.
With the start of the season, there is still uncertainty about when the nice weather will be here to stay. Some days still have ice or cold rain.
That’s how the start of the season is. There is a lot of uncertainty, even though you’ve been practicing and preparing for this moment for an entire off season.
Instead of being trapped in mundane practices, you just want to go out against the competition. You want to watch your hard work come to fruition you have that spring fever.
February has always marked an odd time in the calendar for sports. The fall sports are finished, with the exception of basketball, but the spring sports are just starting. Right now, it is simply a waiting game.
While baseball’s longest break between games is three days, women’s golf does not play until April. Baseball has 33 games scheduled until then. I cannot imagine waiting until April to start, as an athlete.
Softball has had a week off from games from Feb. 9-16. Men’s tennis has had five days off and women’s tennis six days off. Sometimes a break helps, sometimes it hinders.
Spring sports all depend on the weather. If it is pouring rain or just too wet, baseball, softball, tennis and golf cannot compete. Softball and baseball have already had this issue affect multiple games.
The frustration of having to wait it out can be a game-changer. The momentum can swing greatly due to rain delays.
In addition to the rain, the temperature fluctuations are crazy. It can be 80 degrees one day, then 30 the next. The average low for February is 29 degrees, where the average high for May is 81. Spring sports’ postseasons can last into June.
February is already more than halfway over. It is almost midterms and spring break is around the corner. And yet, women’s golf doesn’t play until April.
Spring fever to me is the itching feeling that every single game matters. When you are in season, it is go time- it is now or never. You don’t get a lot of second chances when you are in season.
Whether you are playing in over 50 games or only five, make the most of every single one.