Okay, so I kicked the extra point three times this week, plus I made 17 yard field goal. But, as Alex Molden told me, kickers train with the noise of a crowd piped in.... with their team mates heckling them.... with the weight of the world on them... So, while I got those 4 kicks through the goal posts this week, I also missed about 10.
Next week I get to travel out to Boston and revisit some of the sites from my novel. I hope to go to the Patriots Stadium and visualize what Ryan had to go through when focusing on each kick. Most importantly, I have been invited as a guest to be at Comfort Zone MA, a grief camp which supports children who have experience the loss of a parent or sibling, like Chloe and Peter did in the book.
As they say... just when you are successful, someone moves the goal posts. Well, in this case, I am doing it for myself. Look for more, after my trip, on how I plan to turn my field goal kicking into a fundraiser to support this fantastic camp.
And, in the meantime, I hope you enjoy my moment of victory!