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Coaching...

I feel as if this blog is all about basketball...but that's where my life is right now so I guess it is to be expected. The truth of the matter is, I had no idea what to really expect when I got into coaching. When I lived in the KC area, a guy I worked with asked me if I would be interested in volunteering to help him coach a Christian high school women's basketball team. At first it was the most frustrating thing I had ever done. They giggled, talked about boys, and quite frankly didn't seem like much of a basketball team. Athletics at the school were not well funded and we only practiced once a week (twice if we were lucky.) All of our games were travel weekend tournaments. Time went by, I helped to coach the posts, did some athletic training duties when necessary and offered moral support. By the end of the season, I loved those girls, had seen them grow into a winning team, and was deeply saddened that I wouldn't return as their coach the following season since we…

Darby...

The opening weekend at Darby...great in the sense that we now have a gym we can call home; one of our best shooters made the first points ever scored in competition - and it was a 3 pointer; we had good crowd support; BUT we lost both games. Played hard, just not the desired outcome on the score board. I'm now sitting in a hotel room in Wisconsin (working, or something like that) on the weekend of our last road trip! Well we have one more during the week road trip but since those don't include nights in a bed besides my own, I don't count them :) No predictions or wishes, except that the girls play good hard ball.

My husband has been sick this week. You've got to love the winter colds of the Midwest. Yesterday my daughter started running a fever...I just hope I am not next. I'm pretty hardy and taking my vitamins :)

Our DSL at home is active as of today! Gone are the days of SLOW dial up down loading. Isn't life amazing...today's "necessities" incl…

Basketball...

I coach women's basketball. Well let me be more specific...I'm a volunteer coach for a Div. III college women's basketball program. Basically I use my expertise as a exercise science professional to help out with the strength and conditioning programs and provide general support at practices and games. This past summer (June 2004) our gym was demolished to make way for a new campus center building. Tonight, after 12 straight road games, we are opening at home in our BRAND NEW facility. While the whole building is not finished, the gym is ready for some play. I'm very excited. I think the only way I could be more excited is if I was actually PLAYING.

Working full time, being a mom and wife, teaching yoga and aerobics and coaching is an amazingly busy schedule. But each of my involvements contributes so richly to my personal and family life I can't imagine doing anything different. We are part of a community...and it's a good place to be.

Cheer for a win!

Welcome to the world of Blog...

Journaling. I've always wanted to do it, never been good at it. Not that I don't like to write, I just can't seem to remember to take the time to write things down. I have many a journal that has been started....and then left to collect dust among the others. Like the "what do I want to do with my life" journal from 6 years ago when I was in an unfulfilled, unhealthy job...it's what I wanted to be doing...just not the right place. Then there was the "thoughts for my baby" journal that was started the day I found out I was pregnant with my first child that contains about 3 weeks worth of thoughts. Will my blog be any better? I guess we'll see!