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As if it is July 2014 already, crazy!

I feel like summer is going to be over before we know it but hockey season gets closer, so no complaining for me! 

The month of June did not really consist of anything new for me as I was mainly just working and training. Having the two jobs and training on top of that for next season can really keep a girl busy. It also keeps me out of trouble 😉 ! This month was nice because I had every Saturday and Sunday off where I trained, grocery shopped, cleaned and just relaxed. I’ve spent most weekends hanging out with my friends as well and catching up with girls off the team. We go through withdrawals from each other in the off-season when we don’t see each other every day, all day! 

So far this summer I have only burnt once, which is huge for me! But there is still a couple months left so I better watch myself and keep my fingers crossed. As most of you see in the pictures I post, I am a verrrrry fare girl. A couple of weeks ago my naturally dark skinned roommate and teammate, Emma Sommerfeld wanted to tan outside in our backyard. Of course I thought that would be nice and didn’t even think to put on sunscreen. I guess I figured this ONE time I sit in the sun I will actually get dark instead of burn…… but nooope! We laid in the sun for about an hour and a half and when we came in the house I looked at myself in the mirror and said to Emma “I think I actually got darker” while having a huge smile on my face. Our house is pretty dark inside so that kind of fooled me as well. I ended up passing out for a nap on the couch for about an hour and when I woke up, I was as red as a tomato. It was AWFUL. My showers for the next few days were not pleasing at all and I went through lotions like no other. Safe to say, I learned a lesson….

Within this month I will be working a lot as well as heading to the U16 Team Alberta Female Tryouts to help coach the girls. This is part of the Hockey Alberta Future Leaders Program I mentioned in my previous blog and I am super excited to attend this camp! It will be an amazing learning experience for me that will help me with my future coaching skills. 

My family is hoping to come out to visit me during the first couple weeks of August and I am so excited to have them come spend time with me here. The twins haven’t been here since I first moved here five years ago so I am really looking forward to showing them around Edmonton and having some fun! Before you know it, I will be writing more blogs about my fifth and final season which I am looking forward to but also sad that my journey at NAIT is coming to a close. That just means I better make the best of this last year! 

I look forward to sharing my month of July with you all,

Sherri Bowles, NAIT Women’s Hockey #15 


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