Friday, March 28, 2008

A few Days Rest

Hello Everyone,

It’s Friday and as promised here is the first instalment of my ‘life of Jeanine’ blog. So as I’m new to this please excuse me if I jump back and forward a bit. It has been an interesting few days.
On Wednesday I woke up at 7.45am. I had breakfast and got myself prepared for Max test at 9am. I had to do a series of leg extension, shoulder exercises and hamstring curls. After that I went back to the Hall at the Saarbrucken centre of excellence and played some matches and multi shuttle drills. That took me up to 11.30am. After that I did sprints in combination with stomach and back exercises. The evening was then spent with some friends as we went and had a pizza after looking at some DVD’s.

Yesterday I had a pretty easy morning so I had the opportunity to catch up on some sleep. I have a few days off so when I got up I took the opportunity to clean my room a bit and went and did a bit of biking just to loosen out my legs. I’m a bit of a soap opera fan so I got to watch all of them in the afternoon. I went to my friends in the evening to indulge in some card games and a chat and after that it was bed for me.

Today is exciting for me as my best friend Johanna is coming tonight. I have not seen her in three weeks so I’m really looking forward to spending some time with her. We will drive back to Frankfurt tomorrow and then on Monday I’m going home to Switzerland for some rehabilitation training to try and cure my ongoing knee and back problems. My specialist is there so I can have intense treatment twice a day.

That’s all for now my friends. I will be back soon with an update.


Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Welcome to my Blog

Hello Everyone,

I'm Jeanine Cicognini and I come from Switzerland. Im a professional badminton player and I am currently working towards the Olympics in Beijing this coming August. I am almost qualified but like most players I am just waiting for the final list to be published in May.

I have been runner up in the 2005 Portugeuse and Bulgarian opens as well as the Hungarian Open 2007. This year I reached the quarter final of the Malaysian Super Series and an immediate ambition for me is to win my first major ranking event. Im currently training at the BWF's centre of excellence in Saarbruken, Germany. Previously I trained at the IBA in Denmark. Recently I was featured in an article by Badzine. You can see the article at in the features section.

I hope to give you an insight into my world of badminton by updating this blog regularily and please feel free to leave a comment and I will do my best to reply.

Thank you all for your interest.