So I'm up .4 from last week to 210.2. BUT, I was down to 206.4 when I weighed in for another challenge on Monday and I know exactly what this gain is from. Our wonderful facebook group started a challenge and we are concentrating on getting our water in. And since I really can't do anything else this week (more on that in a bit...) I have been rocking the water! Oh and it could have also been the Chinese food that we copped out with and ate on Monday.
I met my mixed doubles partner and we played a match against the team captain and her partner last Wednesday. Had a really good game and I think I played better with the fast pace match of mixed doubles ironically enough. I was so nervous going in but it was actually really laid back. Oh and the best part. We played at a local country club and the guys bought us beer. (I do admit I only had about 1/2 of one). But that was pretty nice. I think alcohol makes me play better. Hmm must keep that in mind for future matches! :)
After we finished, I got a text from my daughter. She had tripped crossing the street (thanks Louisiana potholes!) and twisted her ankle pretty badly. So off I go to pick her up and take her to the after hours clinic. She has a bad sprain and we follow up in a few weeks with an Orthopedic appointment for her.
Over the weekend was the tournament that I signed up for at the last minute. I had a really good day though. Fortunately it was cloudy so it wasn't too terribly hot, although it was humid. I drank 2 - 64oz jugs of water by the time we left the tournament! Chris and I were not too sure where the Zachary YMCA was so we left the house at around 6:30 (my first match started at 8am) just to make sure we found it in time. We actually found it really easily. I picked up my swag bag at the check in and we helped ourselves to some food while we waiting (Chris had the doughnut and I had a banana).
|Check in area and the place where we give our scores after we play|
That loss put is in the consolation round. Our next match started at 11 so we had time to kill between the ending of our first match and the beginning of the next. We just sat around watching other matches. I could tell my knee was starting to stiffen up a bit. So Chris and I went and walked around a bit. Before you know it, it was time to start our next match.
We met the other team. Diane knew them as well and discussed with me some strategy and I noticed that one of the ladies wasn't running much towards the ball so I thought to myself that I would try to make her work for it. Diane and I communicated really well and we were able to keep up with them for the most part. But then (and this is the first time this has happened at least I felt this was deliberate) the opponents started playing a little dirty. I was making the one girl run for shots and I could tell she was getting frustrated. I was also using my favorite shot which is straight down the alley because she was giving me a big enough gap and I was taking advantage of it. Finally her partner finally calmed her down and when I was to receive the serve, instead of her playing up (which is normal) she ended up playing back along with the server. Weird, ok but not illegal to do. So I thought I would be smart and just try to drop it over the net. Gah, that wasn't working. Each time I tried that it went out. So I had to revamp my strategy a bit and just hit it normal. And THEN when it was my partner, Diane's serve and she was set to receive, she was moving up towards the net (usually the returnee stays back) and as soon as the serve bounced in her service box, she slammed the ball and hit it directly at me. Not to me, but AT me. She was deliberately aiming for me. So then that got in my head and I had to compensate by moving back a bit. Needless to say it was very frustrating. The score doesn't quite reflect how close the match actually was and we actually went back and forth to deuce (tie) about 10 times. We did that about 3 times so it was a long and hot and frustrating match. I think that we could have taken them too, if we were fresh and hadn't played for an hour and a half earlier in the morning. We lost 4-6, 3-6.
Chris and I didn't hang around too much after. I got my ticket for lunch, picked it up and we pretty much headed home. Once we made a few stops, I got home, showered and ate. When I sat down I realized that my knee was really starting to hurt. I didn't plan on doing much more that day anyway, so we basically just sat around and watched tv for the rest of the day. I did get an ice pack to put on my knee.
In the meantime, I've managed to clear off my dvr completely, watch all of season 3 of Scandal. I'm thinking of rewatching all of Star Wars today (even the sucky ones 1-3..)
Also we gave a certain puppy his first bath (with us) this week.
My very favorite salad is back from Panera too. So if only Panera delivered, then it truly would be a perfect world!
|Strawberry Poppyseed nirvana!|