Booooom Baaaby

Let me tell you— it settles the collective nerves when we score early! It was a great start not only for the game, but for the tournament as well. Because we play every third day, this tournament in particular is all about managing the nerves, as well as the highs and lows. We were thrilled with the result last night, but after waking up this morning it’s about moving on and preparing for the match against the French, Saturday. I always relish the opportunity to suit up against the French. I still have friends on that team that I have been chatting with this week, giving them the “bonne chance, mais juste un peu” which means good luck, but just a little! And of course, they are a fantastic team that will bring out the best in ours. These are … Read More

The Hardest Part

This is the hardest part.  It’s one thing to finally wake up from surgery, open your eyes to see what used to be a pretty good looking leg, now triple the size, wrapped endlessly in ace bandage, secured by a brace that looks more suited for a construction project than a gumby knee like mine.  It is painfully obvious the road ahead is not a short city street, but a long endless Texas highway.  But if I can be honest, there is a considerable amount of comfort in those long highways.  In knowing the work ahead, having a schedule, and understanding that marginal gains over the course or 6-9 months will be the most important thing. It’s another to get to the day where the question is asked, “Am I ready?”  A fork in the road is not particularly comforting. … Read More