Meek’s Musings: 3/15/10
The W’s guest columnist, Temeka Johnson, talks about offseason training
In the WNBA Champion’s latest post, Temeka Johnson talks about the incredible amount of time it takes to adequately prepare for a WNBA season. Meek is one of the hardest workers in the league today and like all the greats, she is constantly devoting time to improving her game. She’ll be writing a guest post every two weeks starting now and continuing throughout the season, so be sure to leave her a comment or question; the response will come directly from Meek herself.
by Temeka Johnson / @Quickdeuce
What’s up SLAMonline?!
I’m feeling pretty good right now. We won our game and advanced to the next round of the French Cup! So, yeah, your girl is feeling right!!! A lot has been going on since we last spoke two weeks ago. We’ve been ballin’ and practicing pretty hard to prepare for the French Cup games, but I’m also starting to prepare myself mentally for the upcoming WNBA season.
I’m about to begin doing some private training over here to work on parts of my game that I know need improvement. You can never stop working on your game if you want to be the best. Each year I want to improve, so I’m going to put in hours after (and before) practice and train with a professional basketball trainer. I’m looking forward to it, but I know it’s going to be hard work. There are a few things I want to work on, but I’ll just let you all guess what it may be. Then, this season, you all can be the judge. What you think?
Besides knowing that I will (for the first time in my career) return to the WNBA court after last winning a championship on it, motivates me for this season. Not just on the court, though! I want to step things up this year with my brand. Recently, I debuted my new logo through Twitter and Facebook and I want to announce the winner to all of you! Check it out! Leave ya’ girl some comments and let me know what you think.
Before I go, I wanted to talk quickly to all the young girls out there following in our footsteps as WNBA players. You have to believe in yourself, and work hard. You have to be disciplined to work on your game and work on your academics. You can’t make it to the WNBA unless you focus on your academics. So, as hard as you work on that crossover or fade-away, you’ll need to work just as hard on your homework. Trust me when I say that I STILL do homework; on my game, my opponent’s game and even from some of the best athletes in the world!
OK, OK, that’s enough! Let me know what you think about my logo when you get a chance! Thanks everyone!