It’s September! In Finland, that means it’s officially the end of summer. If you like the sun, then today was not your day in Valkeakoski. Also if you like good weather, you’re out of luck. All the good weather chose to stay in July and August. Oh well, I’ll just get the radiators in the apartment going and live a toasty life in my apartment.
As for me, I don’t know if I’m starting tomorrow, but I know that I’m ready for whatever time I’m given. This past week has been my best week of training and my confidence is very high at the moment. I played especially good on Wednesday, when in my opinion I was the best player at training. I don’t say that lightly, as I’m very critical of myself. But Wednesday I didn’t put a foot wrong the entire training and it’s helped a lot for my confidence in the team. I already feel more accepted by my teammates after that training. They’ve seen how good I can be and I think that makes them more willing to really make an effort to make me feel comfortable in the group. Now I just have to put in the same type of performance in the matches so that the fans will love me!
Off the field, I have to say that I am bored out of my mind in Valkeakoski. There is nothing to do. Normally when I move to a new place I can be busy for a solid month just exploring the area. The thing is though, that I’ve already been to Valkeakoski twice before. So, when I arrived last month I had already done the whole walk around the town and seen everything that a new person needs to see. So now I just find myself stuck in my (very nice) apartment staring out the windows like the freaking Hunchback of Notre Dame! The only time I’ve really explored has been on my runs. I typically go for a run on our days off so when I do I always try to run somewhere that I haven’t been before. In addition to seeing new places, it helps the time to go by while I run. Unfortunately though I’ve gotten lost twice and ended up running much longer than I planned! A bit of extra training is never a bad thing though.
I have no idea what I’m going to do for entertainment over these next two months. I’m not really buddies with anyone on the team except Kris. But he lives with his girlfriend and they don’t want me around all the time. So I’ll probably end up just buying a couple of PS3 games and just play video games all day. Hey, it’s definitely not the worst life a guy could live. I certainly won’t be doing too much more exploring if the weather stays like this or gets worse.
I’ll be back to report on the match either tomorrow or Monday. Then I’m going to London for the week so I may not have any posts up during that time. Hopefully we’ll get the win. Lord knows we need it! See ya soon with some good news!