August 9, 2016
I GET TO PLAY TODAY!!!!!! I sat at my computer for a few minutes trying to find the right way to say this, but it really is this simple. For the first time since October of last year, I get to do what I absolutely love-- I get to play. I get to pull that jersey over my head, USA across the left side of my chest, RAPINOE across my shoulders, and play for my country-- in the OLYMPICS! Of course, with everything thing that I have overcome this...
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August 4, 2016
Let me tell you-- it settles the collective nerves when we score early! It was a great start not only for the game, but for the tournament as well. Because we play every third day, this tournament in particular is all about managing the nerves, as well as the highs and lows. We were thrilled with the result last night, but after waking up this morning it's about moving on and preparing for the match against the French, Saturday.
I always relish the opportunity...
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July 26, 2016
A couple of weeks back, during our training camp in Denver, we tried on all the shirts, shorts, jackets, medal stand attire, opening ceremony and closing ceremony attire. We tried on every size shoe, tights, tanks, jerseys, socks, sunglasses, and made sure the backpack was what we needed. I knew what was going to be in those bags, almost like an itemized list in my head, question was if I was going to get one, or not?
Fast forward to now:...
July 15, 2016
I’m going to RIO. I’m going to fricken RIO!!! I really am at a loss for words and emotions even. To be very honest, back in December when I felt my knee give way, a huge part of me-- the very experienced, logical part me-- felt my second Olympic dream slip away. In an instant everything had changed. In that moment I didn't see the silver lining, hell no I didn’t,...
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July 8, 2016
Welcome back to the Women’s National Team (insert crying emoji face + big smile face).
Although I already knew this -- but now feel the need to reiterate it -- these women are good, and fast! Fast fast fast! Did I say fast?! Lil Meggie just out here trying to keep up!!! I mean, don't get me wrong, I have been working hard and I am in a great spot -- I feel fast, strong and ready --...