Monday, January 12, 2009

Jumping Back on the Horse

The sun woke me up this morning. Yup - my phone died in the middle of the night leaving me alarm-less; I had to rely on the good ole California sunshine to awaken me from my peaceful slumber. But I'm not complaining - I mean, it could be worse, like New jersey worse.

Anyway, I am pretty excited. We jumped back on the horse today, getting back to business on the hockey pitch (and the weight room, ughhh) with our first official training of the New Year. Following a short training, we had a team meeting about what to expect over the next year. We set a task for ourselves that is achievable in February - QUALIFICATION for the 2010 World Cup. It will be quite a formidable task, nevertheless one we are fully capable of attaining.

So with our preparation underway, we will test ourselves immediately as we host Olympic Champions Holland in Chula Vista next week. It will be a great opportunity to measure up against the best in the world.

Personally, I am incredibly excited about hosting the Dutch on American soil. I have spent the last three months in Den Haag, Netherlands playing with Klein Switzerland (Little Switzerland). I have learned a great deal playing in the Dutch league and I am eager to see if it transfers into my play for the USA. Time will tell.

Speaking of time. It is bed time. As they say in Dutch, Slaap lekker.

xx rache

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