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.