Rebounding from a poor performance

I played one of my worst games last night in a 7-4 loss against the last place team.  Yes, we were shorthanded.  Yes, they had more chances than we did.  Yes, they played a bit better than we did.  I just believe that we could have won if I played a better game.  There were a couple goals that I let in that were horrible shots.  I don’t let those in and maybe we have a chance.  The funny thing is that I haven’t played well consistently for this team since I started playing with them at the beginning of the season.  I can play well one week, and then horrible the next.  Its just very tough to inspire confidence in your team when you don’t have a consistent game from one week to the next.

The other thing to consider is that I will play in higher leagues on Wednesday and Thursday, and I will play better than I did tonight.  Rebounding from a poor performance is not hard to do when you have confidence that it is going to happen.  I have all the confidence in the world on my teams that play on Wednesday and Thursday nights so maybe thats my problem on Tuesday.  Either way, I have a couple weeks to get my act in gear before the playoffs begin.  I can’t play that messy and expect my team to play inspired hockey.

After the game last night, I got home and started messing around with WordPress and my theme.  There is a new version out that borks my site when I load it, so I have to dedicate some time to figuring it out before I enable it.  The problem is that I won’t have a lot of time to mess with it until Friday night or sometime on Saturday.  All this hockey playing, working, teaching, and reffing is really taking a lot out of me.  Eventually, I am going to find my breaking point, but until I do, I am going to continue to stay involved in as many activities as I can.

Hockey tonight and then heading to bed early I hope.  I need more sleep.  The 6 hours a night is not enough for me.