If I had one picture to sum up my weekend it would be this:
Oz totally hit the nail on the head there.
My weekend wasn't the best nor was it the worst. It just "was". This was the first weekend in a long time that we really didn't have that many things planned and I am extremely grateful for that. T.O.M. hit me with full force this weekend and along with it I managed to get a sunburn and I think a little sun sickness too. But I'll get to that in just a few.
Friday, I got home from work and just deflated into the couch. Chris's ankle was still a little sensitive so he really didn't feel like going anywhere to eat, so I called and ordered him a calzone and me some lasagna from a local Italian place. We just vegged out and finished up season 1 of American Horror Story that night.
Saturday we had a doubles clinic to attend, but he still wasn't too sure if he should do it or not since he was still aching. So,"when in doubt, sit it out" and I went alone. It was fun and there were so many more women there for that clinic than our normal Thursday night one. I think there were 6 of us total and he had us doing several different drills, including having 3 of us on either side of the net volleying. I got beamed twice hard but I need to learn how to get quicker reflexes. The poor girl who hit me twice kept apologizing although secretly I said to myself that it must be that I'm a larger target than the rest of them. Who knows. It didn't hurt though thankfully and I just need to figure out how to counter that. Practice, Practice, Practice I suppose.
After doubles clinic, several of the ladies wanted to stay around and play an actual match. I knew I was pressed for time but I did want to play a bit too. I said that I could for about 30 minutes. We ended up playing for about 45 minutes total. Which totally reminds me that I really need to figure out how scoring in tennis works. I know in theory what to do but I need to learn when to switch sides and whatnot. I need a Tennis for Dummies book.
So that was about 2 hours and 15 minutes in the hot blazing Louisiana sun (without sunscreen). I was parched so I guzzled my water and then refilled it before I left. I headed home to pick up Chris and we headed out to my mom and dad's so that we help them with yard work. My dad is still down from his shoulder surgery and mom mowed their grass Friday and all we had needed to do was weed eat, use the trimmer and then edge the driveways. The plan was to do their yard and then go by my aunts and mow/weed eat there too. All this before the LSU game started at 2:30. I got the front flowerbed weeded while Chris was doing the weed eating then I started to feel faint. This was about an hour into their yard work. Chris and I got all the stuff bagged and to the road and I just couldn't go on any more. I felt sick and had a headache so we decided to just call it a day. I went home, showered and ate and drank more water. I finally started feeling better around 8:00 pm. This is the first time I have ever really felt faint being out in the hot so much. I drank plenty of water and ate breakfast that morning and we had a subway sandwich between tennis and yard work. It was really strange that this happened. The crazy thing was it even wasn't that hot. I think the high was around 88 or so.
Sunday, I was feeling a bit better but now it was my turn to be a bit achy and still slightly nauseous. My back and ankles were sore from between the tennis and the weeding. We still didn't manage to get to my aunts to do her yard so we will have to plan on doing that sometime during the week or next weekend for sure. We did get the groceries done and planned for the week and then Chris and I went to Academy and got him his own racquet and tennis shoes. He wanted to go try them out but by then it was around 2:00pm and I was still feeling a little squeamish from the day before. Instead we went to a movie (saw Gravity) and then we just went home and relaxed and watched The Walking Dead Marathon until it was time for the episode.
So that is the jist of my blah weekend. I'm not sure what I could have done to avoid all that craziness and sickness that came over me on Saturday. Maybe I should have spaced things out between the tennis and the yard work or should have just done one or the other and not both. Who knows!
How was your weekend? Did you do anything fun? Get any exercise in?
October Exercise Minutes - 744/1600