OFFICIAL BLOG - WHAT'S UP WITH COLIN MCDONALD#18 Colin McDonald will be checking in with Falconsahl.com on a regular basis throughout the Spring and Summer as he keeps fans updated with his off-season workouts and adventures. The following is McDonald's first edition of his official blog on Falconsahl.com.
"What's Up With Colin - Colin McDonald's Official Blog"
First of all, I would like to start by saying hello to all our fans. On behalf of my teammates, I would like to thank everyone for your support all season and hope everyone is looking forward to next season as much as we are as a team. Although we came up a little short at the end, we feel extremely confident in the direction we are going.
Once our season ended, I spent as much time with my teammates as possible. Most of the guys stayed around for a few days and we were able to have some fun together. Spending as much time as we do with one another, we build some very strong relationships that carry not only outside the rink, but throughout the summer as well.
The start of the summer for me this year started earlier than it ever has. While at Providence College, I was at school until the middle of May and this year I was home by the middle of April. I took my time moving out of my house in Longmeadow since we had our lease until May 1st. It took me a couple trips to move all the furniture back to my house in Hartford and I was quite happy once that was done.
Now that I am back home, my focus is to get bigger and stronger for next season. I work out of Champions Skating Center in Cromwell, CT with a group of hockey guys. The range of players extends from high school level to the professional level. It’s always good to see everyone and talk about how the season went for each person. It’s a very good atmosphere in the gym because even though we all come from different teams and leagues, we are not only motivating one another, but we are competing with each other as well.
Once my workout is over, much of my time is spent relaxing. I enjoy hanging out with my friends and family, many of whom I do not get to spend a lot of time with during the season. The first weekend after the season I went back to Providence College, with Troy Bodie, to visit my former teammates and classmates. It’s always good to catch up with people who you haven’t seen in quite some time. Troy and I actually stayed the night with Cody Wild which was fun.
I hope everyone is having a safe and enjoyable start to their off-season and I will talk to you in a week! I am headed to Boston this weekend for my brother’s graduation ceremony. Go Red Sox!