Friday, September 30, 2011
It's friday afternoon and I'm just taking it easy at home. I need to clean my place up a bit and do some grocery shopping to fill the fridge... But wanted to quickly update the blog. It's been a hard week at training, my body is pretty sore and I'm starting feel like it's close to the end of a long season. We have one more training session this week (this afternoon) and a game tomorrow away to Ørn-Horten. Horten is a small town, about 2 hours from Oslo I believe and it should be a tough game. I played another solid 90 minutes for the reserves on Monday. I started at left midfield again and was happy with my performance. We came back from 2-0 down, to finish the game 2-2, which was a pretty good result for us. I ended up playing the last 20 minutes of the game at left back; which I have done in training a few times, but never before in a real game! It was fun though and I enjoyed playing in that game. See the photo below from the game...
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Just relaxing at home, after having the day off training today. I'm feeling pretty sore/tired after playing a hard 90 minutes for the reserve team last night. It was a really fun game to play in, I started at left midfield and feel like I had a great game overall. We won 3-2, which was a great result for us.
Other than playing games and training, I've been keeping really busy coaching for the club as well. The club runs an after school coaching program, with the local schools, for kids aged anywhere from 5-12. This happens 3 days a week and I've been working mostly with the older players, but I have also worked with some of the younger players. Working with the younger players is quite a challenge for me, because they don't speak much, if any English; and I don't speak much Norwegian. But it's definitely a great experience for me and allows me to practice speaking a bit of Norwegian in a no-pressure situation (with young kids). I have also been put in charge of the boys U17 team at the club. It's a great group of guys and I'm really enjoying working with them.
Other than that, not much else to report from here. I moved into a new apartment about 3 weeks ago and I'm loving my new place! It's really relaxing here and I'm nice and close to the stadium. Unfortunately summer is definitely coming to an end here. It's getting pretty cold some days and raining a lot! As of right now, there is just over a month to go in the season here. So I'm looking to finish this season as well as I possibly can.