So sorry. It has been WAY too long since I have written. I noticed that my last blog was in October, right when I started off season for both Pepperdine and Kerri/April. But, now it is February and we are back at it :) Lots to tell you since we leave for Brazil in just 3 weeks!
So... Kerri and April are back in action, TOGETHER! Kerri had surgery during the off-season, did her physical therapy, rehabs daily while April continues to work her butt off in the gym and prepare physically and mentally. In January the girls stepped foot on the sand together and since then we have only been moving forward. Training has been great, especially with the new addition to our coaching staff, Gustavo. Gustavo moved to the South Bay from San Diego and is now coaching with both Kerri and April and Pepperdine.
The girls have been working hard! Each week we have a couple days where we do individual practices and then a few practices a week where we meet as a team. I must say that as of today, I am very happy with the progress we have made in just one month! We leave for Brazil at the beginning of March, ready to play in as many tournaments necessary to qualify for the 2016 Olympic Games.
On a different note, the Pepperdine Beach team has been training hard and we are ready to kick off the season on March 5th at Zuma Beach vs UCLA, USC, Hawaii and Long Beach State! Preparing in the gym, in the sand, and bonding together as a team with our eyes on one prize, the national championship in May.
Lastly, for the last month an a half, Antonio was here! We had such a great time together- I know he will soon be here forever. This trip was filled with family, friends, school, LA Kings, lots of hockey practice, and learning how to ride a bike! An unforgettable trip! Always hard to say good bye but this year I will see him multiple times due to traveling to Brazil, getting Married, Olympics, and then christmas will be spent in the USA!
Thats all for now, I will check in again soon :)