By Staff Writer – Jason Langvee
Despite an undoubtedly busy schedule; balancing a new baby, a new team, and new business ventures, Shea Emry was kind enough to take some time to give you fans an update on what he’s been up to this off-season. Here’s what he had to say:
CFLPA: Hi Shea, it’s been a little while since we last spoke. What have you been up to since the end your 2014 season?
Shea Emry: “Life has been hectic and crazy with a 6 month old son who has been throwing a wrench in our plans constantly. It’s amazing and I wouldn’t want it any other way. Little family time, nature time, and always working on bettering myself on and off the field.”
PA: What goals have you set for the 2015 off-season?
SE: “I have set many goals. My football goals are the same as everyone else’s overarching goal — Win the Grey Cup.”
PA: What kinds of things does a professional football player need to think about when preparing an off-season plan?
SE: “What allows you to thrive on a daily basis? What has worked in the past — what hasn’t. Replicate, duplicate, and eradicate.”
PA: Are there any unconventional aspects of your off-season training regimen? What would fans be surprised to know you include in your program?
SE: “Meditation is key. Mindfulness training is just as important as physical training.”
PA: Did you set aside any time for vacation this off-season? If not, what will you do to relax before the start of the season?
SE: “Yes — as seasonal workers in the CFL we are given this tremendous opportunity to have free time in the off-season and I definitely take advantage of this. Spending December and May in the mountains allows me to decompress and stay calm before and after the season.”
PA: Outside of football, what does 2015 hold for you?
SE: “Fatherhood, new business ventures, and minimal sleep due to both of these.”
Thanks once again to Shea for making time to touch base with us! Hopefully it didn’t cut into his limited sleeping time too much…