Time to Stretch !

Posted By: ChazWalter
Posted On: February 19th, 2018
Attending: Letterkenny Institute of Technology

It’s safe to say that I am 22 years old, but my body feels 222 years old. This weekend my team and body were blessed to play three games in 3 days. Honestly, I’m not sure what is worse, going 0-3 this entire weekend or the amount of soreness my young brittle bones have encountered. Once again, I’m not sure if the pain is from the actual games or the car rides.

Ireland is a very small yet, spacious country if that makes sense. I’m from Brooklyn, New York, the big apple, where going from city to city or even state to state; can take a couple of hours to get too. Welp, that’s not the case living in Letterkenny, Ireland. Letterkenny is in the northwest part of Ireland, meaning no major cities are “right next to us.” When most people hear about Ireland, they instantly think of Dublin or Galway which are major cities. Most people haven’t even heard of Letterkenny, even some people in Ireland lol. However, Friday, we had a game in Dublin, which is about 3 to 4 hours away from Letterkenny, depending on the driver. Saturday our game was in Killarney, which is 4 hours from Dublin and on Sunday our final game was in Limerick, which is 2-hour journey from Killarney. After the game in Limerick, the drive back to Letterkenny is about 4 hours. So I was stuffed in the backseat of a car for a minimum of 12 hours (naturally over time).

As mentioned before, this wasn’t our most successful weekend, but it isn’t the end of the world. When adversity hits, you cannot shrink away and give up. As a team, when you face difficulty, you must work out the problem, incorporate great mental toughness and believe in one another. When things seem like they may be falling apart, it isn’t a time for a team to split, but instead come together. Even though my body is in a borderline coma, I can’t wait to finish up the season strong and make this playoff push.

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