My friend from PA. that I used to play tennis with all the time last summer and fall was in town yesterday before shipping off for the Peace Corp next week. We took advantage of our being in the same general area to get some tennis in for old time’s sake and for a killer work out.
We played for about an hour and I have to say it was one of my better performances. My friend suggested that I look into joining a league, but I’m not that good, yet. I do miss having someone to play with though. Since moving to D.C. I’ve picked up my racket a whopping two times, including last night.
Hmmm, maybe I can get the BF to play with me sometime…
Tennis is seriously a kick ass workout. I was chasing balls all over the court because now that I’ve got more tennis skillz than when I started my friend has taken to playing much more up to his usual good self, rather than just hitting the ball over nicely so I could return it.
I figure the bursts of speed to chase down balls are probably helpful to my running in some small way too!
This morning my right shoulder is a little sore from swinging the racket. It’s nothing that I can’t deal with. It’s just reminding me that it hadn’t been used in a while.
I may look into leagues or lessons or something so I can maybe find someone to play with once a week or so. I’m not looking for a huge time commitment, just someone to hit the ball with.
Anyway, that’s all I’ve got for today. Hope you all have a great 4th! I’m not sure what my exact plans are yet, but I’m sure they’ll involve watching fireworks somewhere!