Hey Terp fans!
Fantastic news! The Terps have officially made it through week two of boot camp! We're already starting to feel the effects and because we're getting stronger our skills in the gym are becoming easier. We're feeling as confident as ever!
Tuesday was a bit of a difficult day for me -- Sept. 11, 2012 -- the 11-year anniversary of the attack on the World Trade Centers. This day seems to be especially difficult for me because I was born and raised in Manhattan. I'll never be able to forget the things I experienced that day in 2001 and the weeks that followed. What a terrible time! I was extremely thankful though to have my girls with me on Tuesday. They seem to be able to cheer me up and put a smile on my face no matter how difficult of a day I'm having. These girls are truly my family and I love them with all my heart. They are absolutely the best!
After getting through this difficult and tiring week, we were blessed with an amazing weekend! It was our Class of 2013's official visit! We went to the Cheesecake Factory in Baltimore for dinner on Friday night and enjoyed some delicious food and then Saturday we spent the whole day tailgating and cheering on our Terp football players during their game! The weather was beautiful and absolutely perfect for the game. Saturday night the girls and I had a fun cookout on campus and then we went to breakfast as a team the next day! It was a weekend jam-packed with fun and excitement. The new girls seem super anxious and excited to get here! I can't wait for them to arrive! After we all said our goodbyes to our future teammates, the girls and I were surprised with a Sunday adventure... A KAYAKING TRIP!!! Brett, Erinn, JJ and our trainer Mike drove us to Washington D.C., and we went raced kayaks in the Potomac River! It was such a fun experience! We were so tired by the end though because we paddled so much! It was definitely an intense workout but we also had a blast. I hope we do that again next year!
This week was certainly one of the best weeks yet! I'm so thankful to be part of this incredible team and I can't wait to see what's in store for us in the future! Stay tuned and enjoy this journey with us!
Thank you for reading! GO TERPS!
-Lizzy 'G' Garcia