Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Settled.... Sort Of!

If you read my last post, then you know I have been all over the place this year! Just over a week ago, I finally moved into my new residence near Lancaster, PA! I can't believe I finally have a home again!! It really is such a nice feeling to finally be settled, have my own bed and furniture back in my room! (Honestly, it has been over a year since I've had all of these things in one place!)

BUT.... our field is still not ready yet at the Spooky Nook Sports facility we will soon call home. If all goes according to planned, it will all be finished and ready for us to break it in, in just a few short weeks. Yet, of course, these weeks feel like an eternity! Although we are moved in, we are not quite completely settled yet! So... back to Penn State we have come for two more weeks of training.

I want to give a quick thank you to everyone at Penn State for being so accommodating to our team over this transitional period! They have been extremely welcoming and made sure we have had all facilities we need available to us. Also, a big thank you to the Country Inn & Suites, where we have made friends with all of the wonderful people who work here! They are helping to make us feel "at home" since by the end of this training period, we will have been here for over a month!! When was the last time you lived in a hotel for a month?

Although we are eager to get to our new "home" and make it just that, ours, we still have our sights set on the Pan Am Cup in September. Despite the obstacles we have been given, our training right now is very important to our build up to a World Cup qualifying tournament. If we win in Argentina, we secure ourselves a spot in the 2013 World Cup next summer in the Hague, Netherlands. This is huge for us! So although we have many distractions outside of the field, on the field we are focused and we will be prepared!

I am excited to continue this journey our team has started. We continue to grow with our new coaches and new players (along with some veterans). We have been working extremely hard and I know it will all pay off. Keep following us and supporting us as we prepare for the Pan Am Cup in less than one month!!!


Getting ROBUST in the weight room:

A little sneak peak into the gym at Spooky Nook!