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Lucy and Ethel do tennis & Ethel attempts yoga.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Watch out, Tennis pro and a yogi in the making LOL. yeeeeaah.

This morning I met Lucy (thirdxacharm) and she drove us over to where our lessons were SUPPOSED to be. Our instructor never showed!! Not sure what happened there. But Lucy's friend was also there for the class, so we all decided to attempt tennis ourselves. let me tell you I think the biggest part of my workout was from cracking up! It was the BEST time. But man, I could give the Williams sisters a run for their money. From hitting the ball (numerous times) OVER the fence almost hitting passerbys and bikers, to COMPLETELY missing the ball, I was a pro. but man, running back and forth across that court is no joke! We had a great time, and the weather was beautiful.
After tennis, I went to starbucks with the Ricardos. I had my favorite - skinny vanilla latte (2 points) sat with them for a bit then off to Yoga!

I get there, and knew the instructor so I made myself go in the front. No hiding from her! Let me tell you, I found muscles I never knew I had. I was horrible at it but I stuck it out the entire hour! And she WORKED us. She slowly moved into positions which I loved and then stayed there going deeper into the move. hooooly cow! Twists and bends and folds! "okay now twist to the left and take your right arm behind you and try to place it on your thigh" ummm I DONT THINK SO! My arms and legs were SHAKING with every movement. After class, my muscles were already feeling it. I talked with her for a bit and she made the comment that she'll get me doing HEADSTANDS in no time...ummm we'll see! But that would be COOL..definitely would look like a pro then.

Once yoga was finished, I went to Trader Joes. I bought another new salad to try, and this one only cost me 2 points!! Reduced fat Greek salad. Delicious and another HUGE one. Yuuuuuum. And got sparkling water. Feelin healthy and happy!

Next stop, hunting down a tennis outfit and another pair of capris. I also want to get arm warmers (is there such thing?) and toe covers (?) for the marathon. TOMORROW IS 20 MILES!!!!!!
No other plans for the day, may go back over to the Ricardos house and bug them for a bit! I am IN LOVE with the weather today!! Warm and sunny. Ahhh. FANTASTIC motivation for summer.

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    Glad you were able to make the best of the "tennis lesson".

    I love my Asics arm warmers - $8 or something on Runningwarehouse.com and I got them in 1 day. Road Runner Sports should have them too if you want to go check them out in store.
    3427 days ago
    sounds like a fun day. I love Tennis but not that good at it :
    3427 days ago
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    what a good day, be proud of yourself! And 20 miles??! You are another person entirely from when you started this journey - so very inspiring! Yes, they def do make arm warmers. Check out online first to find the stores near you that may have them. I found a pair at Kohl's but I don't know if that store is in CA.
    3427 days ago
    A friend and I play tennis just the way you described! Always a good workout and if laughter is good for your health . . . we should live to be 100.
    3427 days ago
    I laughed out loud over the tennis story! emoticon emoticon

    emoticon on getting through that hour of yoga! I really gotta get back to it:-)

    And 20 miles?! WHOA!!!!!!!! emoticon
    3427 days ago
    Sounds like you had lots of fun at tennis. Sure can tell you don't live in my neck of the woods. Beautiful weather, don't think so, at least not for tennis. Sounds like quite a challenging yoga class. Good for you going to the front. Yes they do make arm warmers. Good luck on your 20 miles. My training plan only has my miles increasing every three weeks, so it's 22 miles in 2 weeks. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3427 days ago
    You had a great day! And 20 miles tomorrow??!! I'll be with you in spirit on that one. I mapped out a flat 13 miler for my HM training over here.

    I'm glad you all had such a fun day!
    3428 days ago
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    This reminded me so much of the first time I was on a tennis court! It was just me & my son, we knew nothing about tennis except you're supposed to hit that little yellow ball! Well, we spend most of the time chasing it around everywhere & like you, just laughing at ourselves!! We're not much better now, and what a shame it would be to be good at it-sure would take a lot of the fun away, wouldn't it? LOL

    Keep Sparkin'!!
    3428 days ago
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