Madison to Milwaukee to Elkhart, Indiana via Chicago.
Up at 5:30 a.m. your time (6:30 local). 27 girls from all different teams forming one team and going undefeated as co-champions of the Midwest U-19s Select-Side Tournament.
Elkhart to Milwaukee via Chicago with a stop for Panda Express and Starbucks Iced coffee drinks.
Milwaukee to Rockford, Illinois to catch the social tailend of a rugby tournament. Exhaustedly trying to fall asleep at 11 p.m. Getting maybe two hours of sleep in a cozy two-person tent on the hard ground with the neverending sounds of partying until 6 a.m. Rain. Jimi Hendrix blasting again at 6:30 a.m.
Denny’s french toast. Meeting important people you hope to impress while still wearing the clothes you coached in yesterday. Hoping they liked you as much as you liked them.
Driving home to Madison only to find yourself on a rural Wisconsin highway in the middle of a Tornado warning and your mother telling you to “Get off the Road!” even though where you are, it’s sunny.
Driving 80 mph home white-knuckled thanks to the frightening black clouds on either side of you, despite being in the patch of sun. Getting home and being thankful that today wouldn’t be the first time you saw a tornado.
Napping hard for two hours. Waking up to watch “Signs” on tv. Being thankful there isn’t an alien locked in your pantry and leaving the extra glass of water by your bed anyway. Going back to bed.
And now going back to the workweek.
Weekends … you gotta love them. More to come. I’m catching back up in a bit …