Ups and Downs

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Hey there everyone! I wanted to give you guys a quick update about how I’m doing in my crowdfunding project. As of right now I’ve got two and a half month completely paid by people who wanted to help me out, which I think is just simply amazing! Some of those people sent me some really cool emails, which I …

Busy, busy, busy (A day in a life)

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I swear I don’t do this on purpose! I really mean to write more often… It just simply cannot be that way all the time. These last days I have been so busy, I have had no time to write something decent at all. I will just try now, in the little gaps of the schedule. How come you are …

Windy Gap… Well, kinda

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  I know. I know, I said I would write a blog soon after Windy Gap… But, apparently the work I had to make up from Windy Gap was more than I had expected. I have been busy all week trying to catch up. And to be brutally honest with you, I have been postponing these blogs too much; to …

Yoga?!

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What?! You do you Yoga, Ralph? Since this Sunday, yes, I have started attending Yoga classes with my brothers/teammates Kyle and Jeroen. It is a great way to practice your balance and stretch your body out, plus it is also a great stress reliever. Our first class this Sunday was a so nice, we decided to go again Monday evening. But …

Changes

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Things are changing out here. Yes, our schedule is changing, and yes, our teams have changed (players being divided over the three teams). But most of all, the weather is changing. Am I really going to talk about the weather? Yes I am, partially. But first, let me talk about my crowdfunding a little bit, as you have maybe read …

The End of Conditioning

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“Get on the line!” Coach yells, while blowing his whistle. “You know what, forget it. Bring it in!” He sounds angry, so naturally everyone hurries over to huddle around him, all a little anxious. “Guys, we can do two things now,” coach says, still sounding dangerously controlled. “We can continue to run, or…” his face lights up now, “or we can …

Adversity

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Adversity. It means: Difficulties; misfortune (thank you Wikipedia). Giving in to adversity is so common in today’s world, if you feel a little sick, or really tired, you stay home. Call it a day. We, as a human race, have learned to give in to these signals of weakness, to bow down to them and identify ourselves with them. There …

The First Games

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“I’m going to shoot it. I’m going to shoot it. I’m going to shoot it,” goes through my head the first few moments of the game. Third offensive play into the game I get the ball, and more than enough space to pull the trigger. “Im going to shoot it,” I think once more. So I do… No swish this …

Conditioning

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“To the baseline!” Coach yells, as he continues to blow his whistle. That sentence is either the most hated or most loved one in the academy, depending who you ask… I personally have mixed feelings, I don’t like the running that follows, but I love the result that I will get. I have to admit that the feeling you get …

The First Days

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I have probably never had so much fun flying before. Both flights, from Amsterdam to Washington and Washington to Greenville. Before we boarded the first flight I met my first NBA player, Juwan Howard! On top of that I got upgraded to first class, the flight attendant had the nerves to step on my foot twice haha. The second flight can …