by Alana Beard / @Alanabeard20

What’s up SLAMonline? Told you I wouldn’t be gone for long. Although my last week was a whirlwind I managed to keep mAlana Beardy promise.

For the past week, I have been packing for my three-month stint on the west coast. I came out here to rehab and train in more ways than one. As for rehab, with the help of AT and my “oh so awesome” trainer Navin Hettiarachchi, they put me in touch with some amazing people here in San Francisco. The crew over at ActiveCare is for sure going to have me right before I return back to the east coast…talk about excited! I feel like everything just fell right in place. The crew at ActiveCare has a huge amount of experience in dealing with posterior tibial tendon repair. They work a lot with dancers who experience the same injury quite often from being on their toes all the time.

Another way I rehab here is with the beautiful weather! O-M-G, I am in love! I have only been here for three days and I’ve already fallen. The weather is perfect, my apartment is S-W-E-E-T…it’s in the hip area of town, with a beautiful view of the bay. I have my yoga spot right around the corner and I have doggie day care for Chloe a few blocks up the street. The best part about the doggie day care is they TRAIN! The have a 14-day doggie boot camp! Chloe is going to come back to DC being the nicest and sweetest thing ever! In two weeks she will be brand new…whoop whoop! Wait, in defense of Chloe, she’s already the sweetest thing ever…to me. For everyone else, excluding about two people, good luck with being her friend!

I mentioned I was here to train also, right? Well, of course I meant on the court when that time comes, but I also meant off the court. The main reason I am in San Francisco for three months is to do an internship with our new sponsor of the league, Jamba Juice…again, talk about excited! I am not going to go into much detail about it just yet, but I will eventually. Stay tuned!

Last but not least, I want to send out congratulations to our TEAM USA WORLD CHAMPIONS! It was a great thing to watch. Talk about domination!

OK, seriously, this is the last thing. How about that ESPN Magazine cover? Nice shot.

Diana…you go girl!

Until next time, spend some time checking out alanabeard.com.

When they say I can’t…I will!