After over a year of playoff disappointment, I finally got to the top once again. My Wednesday team accomplished their 1st championship since the days when we were playing at Marketlab. A 3-1 victory against Bluevortex.net and a 7-0 victory over the phantoms. Two of the biggest victories in a row that we have had in a playoff series. One thing is certain, we all came to play, and I am proud of my team for doing so well. After such a long drought, it feels good to get my 28th championship. I am going to keep my promise to not be totally upset if I don’t win another one, but I know I will be disappointed if I go this long without winning my last game again.
Really, when it all comes down to it, I played solid in playoffs this season. I have had my issues in the past and I thought my best days were behind me. This season, I played much more solid. A total of 4 games played, only 4 goals against total, and a 3-1 record. My only loss was a 1-0 game in the finals for my beginner team. I really was a little disappointed in the outcome of that game. I thought we could pull that game out if things fell into place for us. As it turns out, it just wasn’t meant to be.
On Wednesday last week, I tweaked my back slightly in a hockey game. Thursday I was feeling a little better and I rested it on Friday. Saturday I was sore but feeling pretty good. By the end of the night, I was in pain even worse than I was on Wednesday night. I thought knee pain was bad. This is horrible because of the fact you can’t twist certain ways and getting up after going down in a butterfly is not pleasant. I spent my time Sunday and Monday resting my back, no exercise at all. Today, I am stretching and slowly feeling better. I am going to take Thursday off of ice hockey and rest up a little more. Its my hope to ref ice hockey on Saturday and be 100%. I am on target for that date.
I am pretty happy I have some time off before the next season begins. Back about 6 years ago, I would get all upset about the break. Now, with me getting older, I am cherishing the time off a little more often.