Friday, October 31, 2008

what is up with my tennis game...

I think I am getting old. As I am losing my tennis match last night, my inclination was to blame my inability to see at night. I think that most people have that problem so that can't be my excuse. Ok, maybe I am getting old. sigh... I do think that with all the running, et al. my tennis game is suffering. I have not put in nearly the amount of time that I would have in the past and it is starting to show. Don't get me wrong, there are no plans to suddnely add a barrage of tennis lessons or matches to my calendar, just an observation, and something that I will just have to learn to accept. I can't have 18 hobbies at once and expect to excel at all of them. Shocking, I know. Sometimes a girl just needs a cold dose of reality :)

I have decided to do the Atlanta Track Club run at Stone Mountain tomorrow. It will definitely help get me back into double digit mileage to have some folks for distraction. My Dad tells me that he is a timer so I expect to see him standing on the side of the road shouting out times. or something like that. I am looking forward to getting back on track. I have gotten into a habit of hitting the snooze 18 times in the morning and have talked my self out of morning runs the last 2 days. During my last outside morning run, I managed to spook myself and haven't run outside since even though I think everyone will agree that running on a treadmill for more than a mile is BOOOOOORRRRRRING. When I run it is particularly dark and honestly is somewhat deserted in sections. I happened to be listening to a radio segment on ghost hunters so the combination of that and knowing that running in a deserted area is not particularly wise freaked me out. I am hoping when the time changes it won't be as dark at my normal running time so I can resume the outdoor thing.

Off to work...

2 comments:

merider (M.E.-rider) said...

LOL...you aren't old. Night-blindness hits us all, don't ya know? As for not running in the dark, I'd encourage that! I won't ride out here in LA in the dark solo. My neighborhood is pretty safe (as far as city living goes), but you just never know! Good luck on your run tomorrow. :-)

Holly said...

I hope your run went well today! Sometimes an event like that can be a motivating nudge when a blah spell strikes in training.