I never thought this day will come but it is here – we’re done with the week long training! Hooray! Looking back, I have no idea how I was able to survive on a diet of junk food, coffee, and only a few hours of sleep a night, but I did it … and that’s all it matters.
This week in Denver was just the beginning and there will be many more sleepless nights to be had, but I’ve decided to put that out of our mind for a night and just enjoy the relaxing game at the ballpark with my amazing teammates!
As I cheered for Ichiro and watched the Rockies extend the winning streak to 10 games, I thought about all the things I learned this week. This week as challenging, humbling and satisfying all at the same time. It was challenging because there were so many balls I had to juggle at once … it was humbling because there were so many things I could and should have done better … and it was satisfying because, at the end of the day, the participants walked away with newfound skills and knowledge that they can take back with them.
I don’t want to sound overly cheesy here but this few months have been one of the most rewarding times of my professional career. It’s amazing how much I gained (in addition to some weight around my hip from eating all those junk food) working with intelligent, motivated, high performing ass kickers! And to top it off, I established wonderful friendships that I hope would extend beyond the week spent in Denver.
Well, as much as I want to reminiscent over the success of this week, I need to go and start packing because I’m off to Indianapolis tomorrow for another leg of my business trip! Fun, fun!
P.S. Big congratulations to the Pittsburg Penguins for winning the Stanley Cup.