It feels like ages since I last played when in all reality it has only been 5 days. My knee is healing well. It isn’t as tight as it was last week, but it still won’t move fast. It feels very stiff inside, and if I force it to move fast, it hurts a little. My hope is that it will be mostly healed by Thursday before my ice hockey game. Until then, rest….rest….rest.
I keep thinking about my Bulldogs game next week on Monday. I am looking forward to getting back in the saddle again. Well, that and I have something to prove to myself. I feel the need to constantly prove that I can compete in this league. With a good team in front of me, I have done so. However, this is only the beginning. I have 3 tough games, and then playoffs. Anything less than a trophy is a wasted season in my eyes. The Bulldogs have put a lot of trust and faith in me. I am going to come through for them.
It hasn’t been that long since I lifted a trophy at Rivertown. However, I guess I have instilled a little of the “compete” bug in my head. Every session, I want to compete for a championship. So far, the last few seasons I have had teams in that position. This session is no exception. There is a piece of me that constantly wonders if it will be my last session in the intermediate or advanced leagues. My skills have no where to go but down. I would like to say I can play at a high level consistantly, but that isn’t going to happen. My knees are catching up to me. All the driving I do with them down to the ice and the way I drive with them may be damaging them further. This little knee tweak I have now may only be the beginning….
In other news, I moved from Nextel to Cingular today. After one day with the service, I really don’t know what to think as of yet. I will miss the direct connect a little, but I can tell there is better service so far. I guess this part of my journal will have wait until I get more use out of the service and phone.