In the Life of a Fish: Mark Cabrera
November 18, 2008
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.- With the postseason quickly approaching for the Palm Beach Atlantic University men's soccer team, junior Mark Cabrera has taken some time out to share with readers what he and his teammates have been upto in their recent break from game action.
It’s been a while… I now realize that every blessing can quickly turn into a curse. Our three week break from competition sounded so relaxing, but quickly turned into a second preseason! I used to love the location of campus; it’s so close to the beach. Close is now a relative term, it is actually a 2.4 mile roundtrip if you start running from chapel by the lake. Trust me, we have been running it for the last three weeks. I used to love laying on the beach, but it is a bit different when you are face down in the sand after running sprints. The best part about running on the beach is that you have to stop running to let people cross in front of you. I have never been so excited to see a family walking on the beach!
As the season draws to a close, our focus remains on our goal, a national championship. The regional tournament this weekend should show us exactly how prepared we are. Injuries are fewer and farther between and I am feeling confident as we head into the weekend. Postseason play is what college soccer is all about and I am excited to get it underway.
With the election behind, homework and postseason play ahead, we leave behind our second preseason and tired legs and continue to ask the same important question; “What would Michael Phelps do?”