Aug. 15, 2008
When I looked at the schedule for today, I knew that it would be one of those hard days. Since I've been at Tulane I've never made it to the end of a two-a-day practice due to muscle cramping. I got up at 7:00 am for breakfast then headed up to the training room to do a little rehab on my groin. Nothing serious. Just a little preventative medicine.
Not only was today our first two-a-day practice but it was also the first day that it was hot. The morning practice was an hour and a half, but it was a very physical one. Usually we have a middle drill with the offense then have individuals before we do team pass. From there, we have team self - where the offense works as a unit on its own and the defense does the same - before we go against the offense in team drills. This practice they had middle, team pass, and regular team back-to-back. Also, the pace was very fast.
After the first practice I had lost eight pounds of water from sweating. We had lunch and had meeting at 2:15 p.m. I was getting ready to go to the second practice putting my cleats when my leg cramped up before I could see the field. I had to go to the doctor under the Reily Center and get three IVs. At first the nurse told me to lie down, but my back started to cramp up. She tried to get a vein twice but couldn't. Those needles hurt as she tried to find somewhere to put the IV. She called a coworker and he was able to get it.
When I made it back to the practice field, the team was almost done. We had meetings till 8 p.m. then got to go to dinner. After dinner I looked over the new plays before playing spider solitaire until 10:30. I had to make myself stop and go to sleep.
Looking for something new to do,