Monday, June 21, 2010

World Cup Nonsense.

I didn't run today.. Oops. Shoot.
Now that that's out of the way...

Caution: Do not continue if you are a soccer fan...
Just as I was getting slightly more pumped about soccer.. today happened. I've never seen anything more annoying (not a very descriptive word, I know, but true), or tedious than the games today. First of all 7-0? Enough said. THEN, game 2 was painful. Not ACTUALLY painful for the players, because we all know they only get hurt about 10% of the times that they act like they're hurt, but painful pour moi ! Anyone who has ever played sports, we grow up to be tough, and not acknowledge pain unless you can no longer perform for your team, in which case you ask for a sub, and get the hell off the field for good (or til after you get stretched). So I'm thinking about boycotting for the rest of the World Cup because my friends at RU on the soccer team could outlast all these soccer guys for hours on the field. I never ONCE saw my roommates drop to the ground in agony, and then get up and be playing for the rest of the game.
I don't get it. Phew. Had to get that off my chest.

I'm leaving for MN on Thursday to see the fams, and meet West for the first time. So pumped!
I must go, Real Housewives of NJ is calling.

"He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty." Psalm 91:1

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Genna's Family Blog


I thought I was going to give up on the blog thing because I have the "who cares about me enough to read my blog" syndrome. But I decided to start it up again because although I originally thought my life got slightly more boring after graduation, I still have fun, awesome things going on, and want to write about them!
#1 - I graduated! That's nuts. Oh how far I've come since my past thoughts of "I'm not sure college is for me." HA. Oh really, Faith? One of the best pieces of advice I've ever gotten was from Alyse during my freshman year at Tech. "Is it possible for you to just take things less seriously?" I took seriously the reality that I knew I needed to transfer schools, and then the 'taking things as serious and intense as possible phase' ended. I got to Rutgers and loved every second of it, mainly the lacrosse part, and teammates part (Obviously). I could play lacrosse for the rest of my life, I'm pretty sure. I miss it so much already.
#2 - I'm training for a race!! It's a 92 mile team running race that I'm running with 6 other dudes. Lord help me. I've reached out to Oliver Knowlton about how to train and which phases to run, etc etc. I'm excited!! But one thing: I thought I had my DAD'S GENES!!! Apparently not his long distance running genes because this mess is ROUGH! I ran 4 miles today at 2 in the afternoon and I'm dead. Lord help me.

One thing I am looking forward to is running a) because my pops is going to be proud and b) for our little sister Genna. She has NF, a type of brain cancer, and came to many of our games at school. She is the sweetest, most upbeat, awesome, kind, creative, and energetic little girl and if I complete this race for any reason it's going to be because Genna has overcome SO many challenges and she's basically only half my age. GO her!

My next post is going to be about soccer and this world cup stuff... people may be mad at me.. but they'll deal.