So yes, I officially snowboarded for the first time EVER! Something I truly thought I would never do BUT was given the opportunity today (THANK YOU ROUSH)!! And yes, going into the morning I knew I would be sore....and right now am moving as slow as a turtle (no pun intended...hahaha)....but it was WAY worth it and want to do it again :)! So enjoy my retarded video blog that straight cracks me up!!
So, Emily Podschweit, a former volunteer of mine from 2 years ago in Chicago (along with her sister, Aubrey) had a season ending injury this past fall. She tore her ACL...something that is WAY common for most girls these days. Ironically, I did my master's thesis on female athletes and knee injuries...ANYWAYS, she has been documenting her recovery (the good, the bad, the ugly) for the local paper and prepvolleyball.com. And in the last article, she used some of what I told her via email...talk about humbling. I am honored that she used what I said...and hope she continues to document her recovery and continues to write as she gets older. Great article Emily!!!
This photo is from the finals in Chitown 2007 (taken by Ken Delgado)
I always love seeing how bad I look (or other people look...hehe) in my friends photos that they post after trips. Not only does it make me laugh, but it makes me reminder a tiny bit more why I liked a certain trip or why I did not like a certain trip!! Hahaha...Here are some photos from other people in Ixtapa...some are priceless and some are EWWWW PHILLIPS moments. Hahaha....
So, another Valentine's Day has come and gone....or should I say Valuable day...haha. This year was ACTION packed actually...from Disneyland/Disney California Adventure to practice with the Beach Babes & the 14 Mizuno team to dinner at yummo Javier's with the Katie's. GOOD TIMES. I am going to say the cliche line, "who needs a man", but only in jest...cause I DON'T mean it...hahaha....
So, the last day was definitely bittersweet. Having breakfast at "our table" (the VBVer's know what I mean by this one and the photos above is by Angela...amazing) was kinda a tease if you ask me!! Hahaha. And flying out of this location was breathtaking too (seriously if you have a chance to go to the Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo area....GO!!!! Great Week FOR SURE!!
Some more Club Med Shots
Flying out (miles and miles of beach)
Zihuatanejo (from the air)
Ixtapa (from the air)
Mexico City (from the air)
So Friday was the last FULL day in Paradise...from free play, to the tourney winners vs. Angela/Al-b, to the last amazing Ixtapa Sunset, to the formal night, to me being crowned the flip cup champion...hehe...a great day....:)