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Welcome to my blog! ¡Bienvenidos a mi blog!

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I am a professional racquetball player, a passionate traveler, and a volunteer. I started this blog with the intention of sharing my experiences as I travel the world while I compete for my country Guatemala, promote the Olympic values, and begin my career in the field of psychology. I will be writing in English and Spanish, and also sharing tips about racquetball, training, and personal development.

Soy una atleta profesional de racquetball, una viajera apasionada y voluntaria. Comencé este blog con la intención de compartir mis experiencias representando a mi país, Guatemala, promoviendo los valores olímpicos y en el comienzo de mi carrera en el campo de la psicología. Estaré escribiendo en inglés y español y compartiendo tips sobre racquetball, entrenamientos y desarrollo personal.

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A RQTBLR In Her Natural Habitat

After not playing racquetball for three months, I feel an immense sense of gratitude and joy for being able to play racquetball again. I thought about what makes me love this sport so much and came up with my top 8 reasons why.

 

Después de no jugar racquetbol por tres meses siento un sentimiento de alegría y gratitud inmensa por poder jugar de nuevo. Me puse a reflexionar sobre porqué amo tanto este deporte y encontré estas ocho razones que lo explican.

Freedom Flight

Freedom Flight

Freedom Flight is one of the most powerful books I have ever read. It is the story of the encounter between an Olympic silver medalist and a prisoner of war who spent more than six years in a North Vietnam prison.  If you are feeling trapped, anxious, or bored in the current situation, I encourage you to take one hour of your time to read this book. You will learn that you have the power to be free in whatever situation you find yourself in.

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The Start of Schreiner Racquetball Club

Yesterday we had the first racquetball clinic at Schreiner University. Students were invited to watch an exhibition match and learn how to play. It was a fun night! We are looking forward to getting the Racquetball Club officially started by the spring semester. 

 

Ayer tuvimos la primera clínica de racquetball en la Universidad de Schreiner. Invitamos a los estudiantes a ver un partido de exhibición y a aprender a jugar. ¡Fue una noche divertida! Esperamos con ansias comenzar oficialmente el Club de Racquetball el próximo semestre.

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Tallahassee Racquetball

Last Thursday I arrived in Tallahassee, Florida. Dr. Tim Baghurst is now working at Florida State University, so I got the chance to visit the university, train with him, give racquetball lessons, and play a shootout over the weekend.

El jueves pasado llegué a Tallahassee, Florida. El Dr. Tim Baghurst está trabajando en Florida State University, así que tuve la oportunidad de conocer la universidad, entrenar con él, dar clases de racquet y jugar un torneo durante el fin de semana.

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Pan Am Games

Adrenaline… So much adrenaline. There is no other place like a competition where I can feel this amount of emotion, this much energy, this much desire. And that’s why I love playing racquetball and competing for my country. “Stay in the moment. You can do it. Just watch the ball and stay low. Hit that wide angle. Own the corner! Be ready, be like water, just be like water. Be here and now, this moment.”

Adrenalina… Tanta adrenalina. No hay ningún otro lugar como una competencia deportiva donde pueda sentir esta cantidad de emociones, esta energía, este deseo. Y es por eso que amo jugar racquetball y competir representando a mi país.

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Dueling Lifestyles – Carrera Doble

This February, I changed my shorts, tennis shoes, and sweat of every morning for formal outfits, heels, and make up. I started a temporary job at Universidad del Istmo and continued my preparation for the PanAm Games of Lima 2019.

En febrero de este año, cambié los shorts, tennis y el sudor de cada mañana por atuendos formales, tacones y maquillaje. Comencé un trabajo temporal en la Universidad del Istmo de Guatemala y continué con mi preparación para los Juegos Panamericanos de Lima 2019.