Cheerleader of the Week: Marissa

Read Marissa's blog in this week's addition of Cheerleader of the Week.

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Monday, December 13, 2010

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Hey hey hey Colts fans! Happy Monday! This week is a bitter week for me… its finals week at school! I am so glad that this semester is finally drawing to a close but I have so much studying to do!

Yesterday, we received a ton of snow up north! I love the snow but it is never fun to drive in. SO due to this lovely snow storm, I woke up at 5:30 to leave myself plenty of time to travel to school for my 8 a.m. final in History. I go to school at Manchester College where I am finishing up my degrees in Accounting, Finance, and Economics. After my 8 a.m. final, which wasn't as hard as I thought it was going to be, I had four hours to study for my Business Law final at 1. Today was by far my hardest day for finals week… two down and two to go!

After school, I decided to release some stress at the gym. Working out is a great stress reliever and a great joy of mine (at least after the workout hahaha!) I work out at the local YMCA in Huntington where I also teach dance. After my workout I stayed at the gym for my evening classes. This is our last week for dance before our big dance recital Friday! I am so proud of all of the girls that are in my classes!

My fiancé Ryan had his last basketball game before playoffs tonight as well. He plays for a small league in Ft. Wayne. Fortunately, his team won (by quiet a few baskets)! So proud of you Ryan! After the basketball game, it was 9:30 and I am wiped out! It has been a long day! Good night Colts Fans!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM!! I love you lots!

Good morning Colts Fans! Today is my wonderful mother's birthday! My mom and I have a very close relationship and unfortunately on her birthday I won't be able to spend much time with her.

Today I have a day off from finals! YAY but that doesn't mean I have nothing to do! Tomorrow I have a big group presentation for a final so today I met up with my partner to go over and finalize our project. We've been working really hard on our project so today there wasn't much to do and just had a nice short meeting.

After our mid-morning meeting, I decided to hit the gym for a quick workout! Our trainer, Sean from Core Pilates and Fitness, has challenged us cheerleaders to a 4 week intense fitness plan. So in order to keep up, there are no days to slack! It may be dreadful on the way to the gym, but I always feel so much better about myself afterwards!

The Indianapolis Colts are sponsoring the Bleed Blue Blood Drive today at Lucas Oil Stadium. I had a short appearance from 4 to 5:30 before practice to participate in the Blood Drive. Giving blood is such an easy task to do that can potentially save someone's life! Thanks to everyone that came and donated blood!

Practice was a tough one tonight! We have a big game this weekend against the Jaguars and we have to prepare, prepare, prepare! I didn't get to meet up and carpool with Breanna, Jessie, and Sara today since I was already in Indianapolis at the stadium. Guess I will have to wait to catch up with the girls on Thursday!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

So it's finally mid-week and I am ready to get these finals over with! Today I have my big presentation for Managerial Accounting. The presentation went well considering all the time and effort my partner and I put into it! Only one more final! Woohoo!

After my final at noon today I have my last day of teaching dance for this year until January! Should be a pretty easy night at dance, my girls have been working so hard and I know they'll do great at our recital Friday!

After work, I hit the gym for a quick run to get some cardio in for the day (and to relax my brain before hitting the books again!) My last final is tomorrow morning bright and early at 8 am. It is my Religion final and it is going to be a toughie! I studied for several hours before hitting the hay… Good night Colts Fans!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Hey ya'll! Last final today and all finished!! J My religion final was super hard and I am glad I spent all that time studying for it! I think I did well on it! Finals are over with now and I can relax! After my final this morning, I came home and did some major cleaning that was needed. I had left my cleaning intentions go while studying for finals this week so I had to play some catch-up!

I got to meet up with Breanna, Jessie, and Sara to carpool today for practice. All the girls on the squad are super sweet and I love each and every one of them! Practice was a lot of fun and hard work tonight (until our workout…) The big game against Jacksonville is this Sunday and us cheerleaders are definitely ready for it! During our workout with Sean tonight, I somehow tweaked my back and have been in a lot of pain from it…I hope it's not too bad…I'll wait and see how I feel tomorrow L Nighty- night Colts Fans!

Friday, December 17, 2010

HAPPY FRIDAY Colts Fans! We made it to the weekend! Hope the weekend doesn't fly by too quickly!

So I finally got to sleep in today! Great start to the weekend. I woke up with a really sore back today unfortunately… I decided to try and work out those back problems by going to the YMCA and swimming in the therapy pool. I didn't want to lose a workout day and not do anything so a light swim did the trick for me. The therapy pool helped a little too for my back! I'm not as sore now!

Tonight is our big dance recital! In order to get ready I had to be at work at 2 to help set up and get everything ready for our first show at 5:30. This recital is the first recital where we have two shows in one night… I hope our little ones will last all night! The second show begins at 8.

Tonight was a big hit and all the girls did AMAZING! I am so so proud of everyone! By the end of the second show, everyone including myself began to get a little tired but we all pulled through. It was a long day and a late night…. Sleep well Colts Fans!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

It's Saturday workout time today! I had to wake up super early today to get packed for the big weekend and off to Carmel for workouts with Sean at Core Pilates and Fitness. Since Sunday's game is a 1 o'clock game, I am staying in Indianapolis to save on driving and gas.

Workouts this morning were tough! I couldn't participate with everything and had to modify slightly due to my back still being sore. I didn't want to risk pushing it too far and missing the game tomorrow!

Today, all the Colts cheerleaders and Jr. Colts Cheerleaders had a practice to get ready for our big halftime Christmas show tomorrow! The Jr. Cheerleaders worked really hard and the show is going to be amazing tomorrow! Great job girls!

After Jr. Cheer practice today, I just had a few errands to run in Indianapolis before the game tomorrow. I always like to relax before a big game and take the night nice and easy. I decided to go to bed early today so I have lots of energy for the game tomorrow! Good Night and Go COLTS!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Happy Game Day Everyone! Today I arrived at Lucas Oil Stadium bright and early at 6:30 am.  It was hard to get up at first this morning before realizing what today was! Today is a big day for the Colts and we are super excited for the game! Today (before the game) was a typical game day routine… practice, getting ready, appearances, etc. The game however…. WOW! Go Colts! After the exciting win (34-24) against the Jaguars, I packed my belongings and waited in traffic for a loooong time! On the long drive home, my fiancé Ryan, his sister and her friend stopped for dinner and then headed home. It was a long and tiresome day. Thanks for sharing the week with me Colts Fans! It has been fun! GO COLTS!

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