Lee and I went out on Monday and bought tennis rackets. and then this week we have played three sessions of ‘tennis’, not really sticking to the rules just hitting the ball back and forth as many times as we can.
Given that I haven’t played tennis since…I don’t know when. Did they make us do it in PE at school? I may have done it in PE a bit, but otherwise I haven’t played since I was a wee child and we had that time share in Taupo. I’m 28 now, so it’s at least 18 years ago now. Gawds. So, given that I haven’t played tennis in so very long I’ve been playing pretty well. I have Wii Tennis to thank for actually knowing the rules now.
So three tennis sessions with Lee and then this morning I was inspired to go for a run, so I did. I managed a good steady slow jog most of the way up Hobson St with a steady breathing and feeling pretty good about myself. On the stretch back along Thorndon Quay though I started to get wicked burning all through my calves and ankles, spreading a bit through the feet so I concentrated on walking home without falling down and had a very painful stretching session.
Good me, getting exercise. Nothing like finding out you’ve put weight on to motivate you to do something about your fitness levels. That and trying on the dress you bought on your honeymoon two years ago that was a smidge too big then and finding it hard to zip up. I’m going to wear it to the family wedding I’m going to next week, so there’s another motivator right there.
In other news I have two new tshirts from Glassons. The breast cancer ones this year are a bit average. I bought the competition winner: a white shirt with a graf-art/ anime style mishmash of characters and words and the Karen Walker racerback with the puppy doing a headstand on it. Cute! I’m a little tempted by the phoenix one but at the same time I find the image vaguely off putting.
PoF: graf art/anime mishmash ;p
CP: summer holiday in one week! 4 days of work to go!