Monday, March 26, 2007

Hard Work Works

This is the only picture I was able to find of myself at the 2007 WPBA Great Lakes Classic in Michigan City, Indiana. That's a posterior view of me at the table behind Megan Minerich.

I had a great tournament: I finished 17th-24th and beat one of the top eight players along the way.

The best part was that I knew my good play was the direct result of my hard work since the Carolina Classic. I have been putting time and effort, daily, into my mental preparation and I felt like a completely different player.

The super-duper-extra-bonus best part of this trip was that I volunteered to be bumped from my flight home in exchange for a $400 airline credit. When you're a broke poolplayer, free plane tickets are like winning the freaking lottery.

You never know with those snotty airlines, though. That credit might only be valid for travel within the state of Rhode Island. Or between the hours of 5 and 7 pm on February 29th.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Nice weather we're having...

I didn't think I'd run out of things to say after only four posts.
I hope I never get so desperate that I start posting pictures of my cat.

I have been getting ready for the WPBA event in Michigan City by working hard at pool, fitness and mental conditioning. It takes a lot of positive energy and motivation to keep hard work from being boring, but it's a must if you want to keep from getting burned-out. Unfortunately, I don't have any energy left to make it sound exciting.

Here's a recap of the last week:
Daily meditation and visualization
1 hour a day of exercise
12 hours of drills
2 games of Straight-Pool
2 3-Cushion league matches
1 Nine-Ball league match
Joss Tournament at Raxx (4 Matches total)
Blaze Tournament at Castle Billiards (3 Matches total)
At least 5 more hours of miscellaneous playing
Maintained a consistently positive and intense attitude

Well... my blog will never be this boring (nor this funny).

OK, maybe just one picture of my cat.