The 2005 Vancouver women's hockey tournament is less than two weeks away, and I'm starting to panic. Up 'til now I've been 98% excited, 2% nervous, but now I'm finding that nervous is now running closer to 68% or so. I'm still thrilled to be returning to my favorite tournament (not to mention the Holiday Inn North Vancouver, which is such a nice place to stay), but I'm a little worried about being completely rusty hockeywise.how to unlock demo programs
I've only been on the ice twice since I got pregnant over a year ago, and both times were at public skates (and only for about 15 minutes each time). What if I can't remember how to set up a triangle or break out? What if I can't pass worth a damn? What if I'm a total spaz and forget to play position, go offsides constantly, or line up on the wrong side at the faceoff circle?
GOOD LORD, WHAT IF I CAN'T REMEMBER HOW TO PUT ON MY GEAR???
OK, I think chances are good that I'll remember how to put on my gear. (I always have my old instructions about how to put on hockey gear to use as a reference, if I forget.) I do worry a bit about things not fitting, however; even though I've lost the last bit of baby weight that I mentioned in my March 15 post, my body shape *is* a bit different than it was pre-pregnancy.
Other things I'm worried about include:
The above list would make you think that the nervous percentage is a bit higher than the previous estimate of 68... but I'm finding that just writing about hockey makes me remember things I thought I'd forgotten (not least being how much fun it is). Call it excited: 54%, nervous: 46%. Good enough to play, I'd say.
So it turns out that Michele and I are the only players from the San Jose Spitfire team that we formed back in 2001 to make it to the tournament this year, and Michele's the only one from San Jose. :) The rest of the team is made up of some players from Victoria Island (who also play on a team called the Spitfires, coincidentally), three girls from Seattle, and two locals.