We’ve all heard the saying, “there’s no I in Team”, but that saying has taken on whole new meaning as a member of the DC Divas football team. Being a member of a team means pushing through and…
- Recognizing the areas you need to improve upon
- Encouraging others, both when they’re feeling great and when they’re feeling down
- Not allowing your emotions to affect the emotions of others
- Knowing when you need to push through pain
- Understanding that your actions affect everyone, not just yourself
Being on the offensive line I see daily how important it is to keep my head in the game, to keep myself healthy, and to work as a unit with the women beside.
Our second game of the season in Columbus, Ohio Saturday got off to a rough start and just as I was settling into my groove I injured my left big toe. As soon as the play was over, I knew it was bad. In that moment though you have to decide, are you going to push through or are you going to come out of the game?
As hard as it was for me to admit and to do, I had to come out of the game towards the end of the first half and then again after the first drive of the second half.
I HATED not playing and not being out on the field with my time. It was just deflating.
We won the game 53-20 and I was so proud of the offense for staying strong and pushing through and for the defense just kicking tail! I wish I had been able to help my team more yesterday but it was a great win!
I can’t deny that I feel a lot of pressure to just ignore what’s going on and to push through, but it is hard to ignore some injuries. For now, I need to take care of myself for my team and return to the field as soon as I am able.
Rest, ice, and doctors appointments are in my future and I hope to be as close to normal as soon as possible. Although there isn’t a whole lot I can do if it is broken, of all the toes to injure, the big toe sucks.
Last night after arriving back in DC I enjoyed an evening at home with Neal and Theodore. I cracked open an iced cold Blue Moon Blackberry Tart Ale and enjoyed some broccoli and pasta by chef Neal.
I’m holding off on my creating my weekly plan until I go to the doctors tomorrow, but I hope to get some good workouts in this week and to make healthy choices at each meal.