Sunday, January 10, 2010
Most people don't understand why I play hockey. It is mostly a guys sport. When I tell people I play they just give me "that look" you know the one, oh right YOU play hockey, you must get in a lot of fights on the ice. I never have, actually I am rather mellow, besides, we all have to work the next morning so..
I got started playing hockey because of a vendor of mine in Los Angeles. He gave me free tickets to see the Kings play at Staples Center. I was immediately hooked. I was looking to get in shape and I figured if I learned how to skate and bought all the equipment I would have no choice but to play. Hockey is an expensive sport.
I started playing co-ed hockey in Burbank, CA. Burbank Bruins. There were two other girls on the team.While we had fun, our team was in last place. Did I mention the other two girls just started playing too? I had so much fun. I still have the puck from my first goal I scored. Somehow I ended up on my ass perpendicular to the goal. I looked over and it just barely crossed the line. I was stoked. We lost the game, but I still remember that moment.
Cancer took a lot from me. Playing hockey today gave me some of that back.
I am tired, I am sore, my muscles ache. But I haven't felt this good in a long time
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