I hope everyone had a good weekend and isn't suffering from a case of "the Mondays." I honestly lose track of the days since we are at the field 7 days a week. I only realize it's the weekend when my usual 20 minute commute to the complex takes about 10 minutes and I think, "It must be Saturday."
Rehab has continued normally for me over the past week. My mornings have been filled with elasticity bands, 3-pound dumbbells, physioballs, and rice buckets while my afternoons have consisted of running, core workouts, and lower body lifting. The weather actually altered my routine slightly last week when I opted to do my cardio workout on the bike as opposed to outdoors so I could avoid the rain. The downpour also meant one other thing- I had to water my cacti (this sounds peculiar, but I can explain). I always envisioned Arizona as a vast desert with miles and miles of cacti. When I arrived here in January and I knew I would be living here for some time, I decided I had to buy a few cacti to call my own. I was able to find four of them in a little pot in a store at the Tucson Mall for only $15. Half-kidding, I asked the clerk if I needed to water them and she half-kiddingly responded by saying, "Water them every time it rains." I thought that seemed rather logical so I've heeded her advice ever since. For the record, I've watered them twice since I've been here.
On another non-baseball related note, I made a few trips to the driving range this past week. Yesterday, we had a very short workout, so Anthony Cupps, Matt Green, Greg Smith, and hit a few buckets. Smitty and I are actually novices when it comes to golf but the other guys offered some helpful hints. All four of us met when we played together last summer in Missoula and I shared an apartment with Anthony. All of the guys that played in Missoula formed a pretty tight-knit group. It's crazy how well you get to know guys when you play with them for a few months, especially when you go on the road together.
That's all for today. I hope everyone has a great week. I'll be keeping my "nose to the grindstone."