Sorry it has taken me a great deal of time to blog on here. Although I decided to come home for the summer, life at home is just as busy here as it is at school during the year. There are no days off in the off-season. Whether it is job searching/interviews, playing basketball, doing summer class homework, working out, running, etc. I try to stay a busybody.
Since being home I have found it not as easy to go to the gym and workout/shoot. I have set high goals for myself and the team come season that I am determined to reach. At home, I have been shooting at different parks, drive-ways, and also my old high school to get my shots in. Not all hoops at every gym are the same anyways, right? 10 ft. high is all you need. As for lifting, I have been doing all free weight lifts at my house to keep my strength up, and for conditioning I have been running, biking, and rollerblading. Also, while keeping up with our summer objectives for Coach - I entered myself into a 1/2 marathon in August downtown Chicago. I was a runner in high school and being a spectator at one a month ago, I took interest to enter in one benefited by the American Cancer Society. I have recently paid my entry fee and started training as of this week. I have started a donation envelope at school and with friends/family where I have got over $250 in donations to donate to the cancer society. It's not only for me and my aspirations to finish a half, but for a cause too.
Our gym floor is being redone so summer workouts have been postponed a week or two. It is going to be the best looking floor in the conference - that's for sure! I am excited to get the opportunity to play on it for my last season. Athletics and the facilities around school are really becoming top-knotch. We're all excited to see the finish product once the other sports get rolling and construction is done for our future sports sites.
Soon, teammate Brooklyn Short will be helping me with the blogging for the 2011-12 season. I am excited to share our experiences of off/in-season with you all. Brooklyn will be a sophomore point guard for us this year. Be on the look out for our blogs!
Well, I am off for a workout. I hope you all are doing well and I can't wait for this upcoming season! Thank you for all of your support.
Until next time..