1.08.2008

Bringing My Game

Mom's Playdate
January 2008

My iTunes: Work That by Mary J. Blige
(sidenote: this is an AWESOME workout song!)

This morning at 9 a.m. (after about 6 years of not regularly playing tennis) I walked out onto the court again. I was so excited to be doing this for myself. I have joined ALTA this season. I am thrilled to be playing twice a week. One day we will practice for 2-3 hours and then the next time we meet we play matches with other ALTA teams. This is going to be great for my New Years resolution to get fit. Not to mention that I know I am a better wife and mother when I am feeling good.

I joined an exisisting ALTA team. The ladies were so welcoming and kind to me. I fit right in with this humorous, sarcastic group. I was very nervous since I had not played in so long. They play doubles which was different for me to get used to since I am only used to playing singles. I was hoping that I would find my groove pretty quick and thankfully I came back to me. I had forgotten the things I liked...like the smell from the new can of tennis balls I opened to stretching to get THAT one shot (and hopefully getting it).

SO FUN!

As I write this I am nursing pains in muscles that I never knew I had! But it sure feels good! I am sure that I will be posting more about my fun teammates and my adventures courtside as the time passes. Thanks Susie for inviting me. I loved it.

And to my niece Sarah, I will meet you on the courts in April! :)

13 comments:

Mark said...

Congratulations on getting back into tennis. This is a great shot. What's even better is that if anybody looks at you funny while you're shooting it, you can just smack them with your raquet.

Well, maybe not.

Anna said...

I am pretty sure that would be a breach of some sort of tennis etiquette! But a great idea nonetheless! :)

Jill said...

Tennis...I used to play that some. A very good workout sport. Great perspective on the shot!

kenju said...

Ah, soon you will be just a mere svelte shadow of your former self!

Moi said...

uber cool!!!!i love tennis skirts.......sometimes more than the game itself ;DDD

Joel Reynolds said...

Cool shot, Anna. You've been posting some really nice stuff lately.

Joel

Mike said...

Back into the game! You have certainly been busy! Great shot as always.

Kerri said...

Good For You! It is always good for a Mommy to do something for herself!

Very neat shot too!!

photowannabe said...

Great to hear you are back in the game. have fun and be healthy.

Anna said...

Sounds fun! You should teach me :-)

utenzi said...

Nice picture, Anna. I love tennis but have such bad elbows that I just can't play very often.

CG said...

Great pic and good for you getting back into tennis! I used to play badminton and I regret giving it up!

Sarch said...

Looking forward to reading more about your tennis excursions!

Good for you.