June 16, 2009
The Missouri women's basketball team will keep a weekly blog over the summer. This week Amanda Hanneman tells us how she spent her break and how the first week of summer workouts went.
The last day of the school year was May 15 and the first day of summer school was June 8 so we had about three weeks for ourselves before we had to return to Columbia.
I went home for a week and was very excited to be back in the town of Blue Springs, Mo. While at home I hung out with my family and friends, went to a few Kansas City Royals baseball games, along with working out and playing basketball. Two weeks out of the three I took a trip to Las Vegas.
I spent the other two weeks out in Las Vegas - but it wasn't what you'd think. I went to one big treatment center and workout facility for my body. Since I had two surgeries last year on both my feet, I lost a lot of hip mobility and my foot work had gone down, so being there helped me strengthen my hips, core and quickness to get my body and my feet moving again like they used to.
Being there was a good experience but I was excited to come back to Columbia and start workouts and summer school, and to see everyone on the team. I was also excited to get to know the new freshmen: Sydney Crafton from Jefferson City and Trenee Thornton from Kansas City. Both girls are talented and I can't wait to see what they bring to our team.
The first day back, we jumped right into the swing of things: 7:30 a.m. workouts on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, including weights and cardio. Tuesdays and Thursdays are our conditioning days. We have had great attendance this year at workouts and we plan on having it like that the whole summer. The first day back was also the first day of summer school. My Classic Mythology class is at 9:50 to 11:50 a.m. everyday so I'm done for the day after Noon, which makes it perfect timing for some sun!
Overall, the first week went very well, even though I had trouble walking to class and sitting down in my chair because I was so sore. Thanks, Coach Mann. But everyone is giving 110 percent effort in workouts which will bring great improvements to the upcoming season.
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