Sunday, July 27, 2008

Last week

So this past week was our last full week of training before the team departs! Kind of crazy how close it's getting! It was a hard week. We did a lot of scrimmaging and continued with our running workouts and heat chamber sessions. Thursdays running, in my opinion, was one of the hardest of the entire year. No doubt our team will be in shape and ready for these games. Our last Friday practice consisted of our end of the week soccer warm-up which we love because it's not only different and fun, but also because even though a lot of us used to play soccer, we still make a fool of ourselves and it's a good laugh at the end of the week! It was a tough week that took a toll on our bodies, and with the heat chamber getting up to 100 degrees (not including the humidity), surviving that should hopefully make Beijing and the games feel at least a little more comfortable!

This was also the last weekend in California as the team is set to leave on Friday. I really enjoyed it because I got to spend Saturday at my cousin Billy's all day. He lives a half hour away with his wife Rachel and 4-year old daughter Makeala. It was really nice having family out here in California when most of my family and friends are all back on the east coast. It's definitely going to be hard to not see them for a while, but that's how life can be sometimes when you're an athlete.

Anyways, Sunday topped off the weekend when my roommates (3 of my teammates: Jesse Gey, Katelyn Falgowski, and Katie O'Donnell) and I went to the water park here in Chula Vista (Knott's Soak City) with our neighbors and their little boys! It was a lot of fun and a great way to spend one of our last days here.

As the rest of this week should pan out, we are scrimmaging/playing full inter-squad games in the final preparation for the games! Should be some good competition!! More updates to come pre-Olympic departure!

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