|ON TO THE FINAL 8!|
She came home from practice Sunday night totally frustrated. She has two tests tomorrow and two tests Friday…how could the coach decide to stay in Eugene all day Thursday? If they lose tonight, they play at 10:45 tomorrow AM. Their boys' team plays their first game at 3:15 tomorrow. But what about my AP History and Chemistry tests? Doesn't he know we're student athletes?
I had to laugh. Only my kid would NOT want to plan to miss a day of school. Only my kid would have to be reminded what a privilege it is to play in the state tournament. Reminded that many schools will be staying in Eugene for 4 days. Reminded that her teachers will work with her and reschedule the tests to whenever she wants to take them.
I realize that this personality, um, defect, is one I have as well. Lately I've been getting frustrated planning my longer mileage. A bit frustrated with the basketball schedule and how to fit my workouts in around the games. Lacking motivation to walk out the door and just run (my 3 halfs in 3 days is in 4 weeks).
The advice I gave the teenager was some that I needed, probably more than she did.
Get a good night's sleep
Talk to your teachers and come up with a plan to fit everything in this week
Be present, enjoy each moment, the week will fly by
Hey kid, Be present at each of your last few practices as a Junior. Focus on your tests when you take them. Take a breath as you walk on to Kilkenny Floor for the first time. How many athletes have the thrill of playing on this court (three years in a row)?
|That is the actual court. Yup, trees on it.|
Plan for the Week
Tuesday: Weights/4 miles
Thursday: 6 miles/weights
Friday: 8 miles
Saturday: 8 miles