My 30th championship has been an elusive one. It was my one big goal that I set for myself at the beginning of the year. After making to the finals a few times last season, I started out this season making it to the finals again two times. I was just unable to seal the deal. It was disappointing, but with a new season comes new promise. I will have another opportunity when the season is up in April. I just know I will be in the playoff picture once again.
I really think my age has a lot to do with my lack of success as of late. My teams are good enough to reach the playoffs, but we are just unable to complete the journey. Some of it has to do with some weak goals on my part. Other parts of it are hungrier or better teams that we are facing. I really can only control how I perform, and I haven’t had a dominating performance in a while come playoff time.
I am picking up my running and preparation for the Tough Mudder. In a little over two months, I am going to be running the course in Amherst OH and I am excited about the opportunity to complete it. I have lost over 10 pounds since I started working out. I also have changed my eating habits slightly which has resulted in me feeling better and more energized.
I think this new workout kick I am on is going to make me a better goalie as well. If anything, I will have more endurance and be carrying less weight around with me. I won’t be where I was 6-7 years ago, but I will be able to keep up with some of the faster players. That alone should be motivation enough for me to keep working out and staying in shape.