September 23, 2007
Ladies and gentlemen, Kyla Evans has completed her first week of conditioning and workouts with the coaches. At times I thought that due to sheer exhaustion my young life was coming to a tragic close. Well, maybe it wasn't that extreme, but let me tell you, it was tough.
Monday was one for the record books, folks. Prior to this tumultuous day, the coaches hadn't been able to watch us work out or do anything really. So when they were finally there to watch us, let's just say that I was a bit of a train wreck in the nerves department. Things started off with a half hour skill work session where I quickly learned that dribbling with two balls is, not surprisingly, way harder than dribbling with one. Despite my initial discouragement, I was able to get through it with a positive attitude. Then came conditioning. There are really no words that are equipped to describe this hour long rendezvous through the dark valleys of hell. It was just very, very tiring.
It was a lovely Wednesday afternoon, 70 degrees, slight breeze. This is the day that I realized that Coach Schuller does have a heart. (I'm just kidding. I knew she had a heart all along. For one, she's alive and I'm pretty sure that you have to have a heart to live, and for two she's a really caring coach.) The reason for that really bad joke was that she let us out of conditioning early so the other freshmen and I could move into the dorms! It was so great to get my stuff moved in and finally settle into my own space. I love decorating and all that jazz, so I was in heaven organizing and setting up all of my knickknacks and gadgetry.
Friday night my parents came over to Cheney to drop off a few more things for my room. It was great, because on Saturday morning they got to watch the first scrimmage that I was able to participate in since I have been over here. My wrist has been absolutely killing me since then, but it was nice to finally be able to play! I miss my family a lot, so it was a relief to be able to spend some time with my parents.
I am kind of catching on to a concept I think. Basically everything that I do for the first time in regards to college is going to be hard. From the first day of conditioning to trying to figure out where to put my dang T.V. in my dorm room. Soon enough though, things do get easier. You realize that the conditioning really isn't going to send you six feet under and that your T.V unexpectedly looks great in the corner by your bulletin board.