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.”