I haven’t written a blog for awhile, so I thought it was about time to catch you all up on what’s going on with Mark basket!
We have still been playing tough- pulling out a lot of ugly wins… but WINS! Beating Jarfalla by only 1 point was a bit of a disappointment, but WE WON, so in the end- that’s what matters. My high school coach used to say “Whether you shoot a fly with a gun or swat it, it’s still dead.” I think that quote sums up our games. Whether we win big or we win small, the fact that we are finding ways to win is what matters!
Honestly, I think that instead of focusing on the Jarfalla game, a lot of us were looking ahead to playoffs. Everyone is really excited to be in the top group and we’ve been working really hard in practice. You can tell this team is not satisfied with fourth place- and I love that we are constantly striving to get better. Everyone is really excited about playoffs, including myself!
Our game tomorrow is going to be HUGE! We are ready for Northland to come back to Kinnahallen and give the crowd something to cheer about! I really hope we get a lot of people in the stands the next few games, because we need everyone cheering and helping us out during the tough playoff schedule!
In other news- I have been out exploring lately! Last Wednesday I took the train to Varberg to explore the fortress and watch the sunset over the ocean. I live about 16 hours away from the nearest coast in the United States, so it’s really an amazing feeling to be able to take a short train ride to see it. I wish I could be here during the summer months when it’s a little warmer.
The fortress, on the other hand, was very cool! I was a history major in college so anything old like that is so cool to me! There aren’t places like that in the United States, because it’s such a new country. I loved just wandering around inside and out and admiring something that I don’t get to see every day.
Then, on Saturday, I had a wonderful trip to Gothenburg with Stina and Johanna! I was feeling a little homesick so they took me out there to eat Pizza Hut and drink Starbucks! I had a great time and stuffed myself with pizza and coffee! We also went shopping, but I didn’t get anything- the styles are a little different here than I’m used to and the only thing I found that I really liked was a pretty long and thick sweater, and I’m trying to be conscious about what I can fit in my already full luggage on the way back to the United States. I will try to buy at least one item of Swedish clothing before I go home, though!
Alright, that’s all for now! Hope to see everyone at the games in Kinnahallen on:
Wednesday, February 21st vs. Northland at 19.00
Saturday, February 25th vs. Telge at 16.00
Wednesday, March 7th vs. Solna at 19.00
Thanks for reading!