|The UCD "SWAGGIES" before warm-ups tonight!|
Again, I feel like it has been awhile since I last blogged. But really it’s only been a few days—this has just been an extremely long week. Every time I start getting discouraged about the pain I might be feeling or these dumb crutches, I remember that I had surgery just a week ago. One single week. Seven days. When I think about how short of a time that is, I decide that I’ve already come such a long way and progressed so much. And considering how recently I had all this, I’m doing really well.
Now on to the more important stuff. J Today was the second home meet of the season! UC Davis vs. California and Seattle Pacific. Last Sunday, I refused to miss the first home meet of the season. I was excited to be there and it was a lot of fun, but it can’t even begin to compare to what I felt today.
The only thing worse than standing on the sidelines, is not even being able to do that—sitting and cheering and watching, but still feeling too far away. However today I forced myself to be on that sideline. But don’t worry, Mom and Dad—I sat when I needed to. I wasn’t completely stupid.
Still, back to tonight. It was, plain and simply, FUN. It was still annoying being on crutches, but I loved watching every single second of the competition today. I loved seeing teammates step up and do what I KNOW they can do. I loved seeing them fight for every tenth they could and put their whole heart into their routines. And I loved seeing them having fun. I’m so proud of them and at times, I found myself literally jumping up and down on one foot with excitement. Now while I’m currently up at 2 o’clock in the morning, thinking about the fact that I have three midterms and a design project due on Monday and Tuesday alone… I’m noticing that my knee is actually hurting pretty badly. But if I could do it again, I wouldn’t change a thing. Because I’m happy. Genuinely and truly content right now. I wouldn’t trade that for (almost) anything in the world.
So way to go SWAGGIES! A tenth and a half behind Cal, we’ll get them next time. I hope they’re ready for an upset at home next week!
Oh and p.s. Any of you iPhone or Smartphone users out there, if you send me an “emoji,” it will show up as a box on my phone! And Kailyn will make fun of me!