I survived the first day!
And I have never been made to feel so short in my life. I'm not joking you, I come up to the shoulders on one of my teammates. It's crazy! And I know the first thing you think is EEEEK! but they are like extra tall supermodels.
We had two practices today. The first one I really struggled through physically. I think I got to a point where I was so tired that my eyeballs were throbbing. No joke. The second practice I was doing better physically but technically I pretty much tanked. You try hitting against the Eiffel Tower and tell me if you can get the ball over that thing. I think I credit my lack in performance to my lack of practice. My skills are a little (a lot) rusty and it has been so long since I have touched a ball that there is a bruise starting to form on my arm from passing.
Hi Coach! I know you're reading this :) I'll do better. Promise!
Tomorrow we depart for St Petersburg which is super exciting! I am hoping to finally get to take some pictures of Russia to share on my blog instead of stealing others. I feel like such a fraud. But I do want to warn you that we don't really fly in Russia. We take trains....for many hours. So prepare for many blog posts if there is internet.