Monday, June 9, 2008

Tennis slump

Back on track with the food log, but tennis is still in a slump. I'm hoping it's just a phase, I'm not really too worried about it but ready for a small breakthrough. After the high-energy tennis clinic where I was ok but not great, I went for a swim. What I'm finding is that I like the variety of activities that I'm doing. I enjoy the solitude of running and getting into a groove with my iPod. Swimming is interesting with the mental aspects of stroke technique, and it doesn't feel like hard work the same way running can...but it is. When I get out I am usually a bit light-headed and the muscles are tired. And the challenge of tennis for me is trying to stay focused, react quickly, and have each technique at the ready...not something that comes easily to me. In fact, as I type this, I think it is tied to my lack of concentration and focus. Hmmmm.

So I had a good day of exercise, and am off to close it out with the core workout, then some more reading of Eragon with the kids, then crashing hard before an early workout at the gym tomorrow.

Sharon, the hike sounds great. I hope you are taking pictures!!!

And we had 6 for the clinic tonight, tennis is continuing to become more popular!