Saturday, 9 June 2012

The Hardest Part

Finally home from the mammoth 6 week tour, 1 week of national league finals and then 5 weeks overseas, with stops in London, Tokyo and Shanghai. It has been a very busy time, plus with selection hanging over our heads every training session, every game is that much more important as it has the potential to decide our Olympic future. The World League had a mix bag of games, with four teams sending development teams while the other 4 have close to their Olympic line up.

Unfortunately during our second game I sustained a minor elbow injury, which saw me sit out our games against Russia and Germany. One of the hardest things of the whole tour was sitting in the stands watching the girls have a very close game against the Russians and not be able to do anything to help. The game went into a penalty shootout, which saw our goalie Macca stand up and play amazingly in her 200th game for Australia. What an achievement!!

So now back home, and enjoying a lighter training load, while awaiting the Olympic team announcement. Nervous, nervous, nervous. Have I done enough? Was there anything else I could have done? Plus many similar questions run through your head late at night while trying to reassure yourself and get some sleep. Only a few days to go, as announcement will be on Tuesday 12th June.

I have been enjoying some family time, as well as catching up with friends. I was able to catch the  a Wallabies game at Suncorp vs Wales. Great game, lots of action, a little bit of light rain and plenty of points scored. 

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