Thursday, May 29, 2008

Tennis Days are Here Again

Well, I thought I was in better shape than I really was. I showed up for my first tennis practice on my new mixed doubles team and felt ok. It wasn't nearly as bad as I thought it would be. I was able to keep up with everyone for the most part but the little things that I had forgotten really put me in some pain:

-Remembering to cut my fingernails down so I don't cut myself
-Having grip tape available in case your grip starts to degrade
-Wearing certain shoes so that when you stop abruptly and repeatedly, your toes don't bruise
-Bringing enough cold water for an entire family
-Having a dry towel and t-shirt available after all is over
- Remembering to stretch certain muscles I rarely use while jogging
-Bringing hair pins so my hair doesn't stick to my sweaty face

I am sorry that I don't have a picture for you all, but I didn't know how to take a picture of the ENORMOUS amount of pain I have been in for the past 2 days. So much so that I didn't go to work yesterday. It took too long to sit up in bed and all I could do was groan once I there. So me and Magpie had a girl's day in.

My Mom called to laugh at me and call me a "Weenie." I told her that I wasn't arguing with her. I felt like an old lady.

So yesterday in my downtime, I bought lots of excellant stuff to get my through the hard times.
New Shoes
New Tennis Bag

Lots of Tennis Balls

New Thorlos (I live and die my these socks) - Courtesy of Maggie...she has now eaten through the toes of too many pairs of these!!
New shorts (with built-in ball panties)...and they're so purpley!
Plenty of grip tape

The only thing I couldn't find was a water cooler, so that's my mission for today!!!


andreaunplugged said...

First off...what are ball panties??? Are those for your lady balls?

Second...thorlos are WAYYYYY too damn expensive for your sweet little maggie pie to be eating them. Bad dog!

Amanda said...

Don't you just love starting a new sport or new hobby since you get to go shopping for all the gear?!?! Good Luck! I hope you musceles get used to the tennis movements soon!

Ashley said...

Glad to see you in the swing of things! Haha... get it.

Aaaanyway, I love your shoes. I need some new gear, too. We had our first mixed doubles match last night.