Tuesday, September 04, 2007

I've been watching a lot of the US Open the past week or so. Actually, I've been watching a lot of tennis for about the past month. August is the best month for tennis. All this watching has gotten me wanting to play, but unfortunately I do not have a tennis partner here to play with. So I did the next best thing today - I went for a run. I haven't ran in about a year. I miss it. I always forget how much I enjoy it. Well, I don't really ENJOY running, it's the after-the-running that I enjoy. I like feeling like I did something, it's sort of an feeling of accomplishment I guess. Maybe it's the endorphins. I didn't run very far today - I am kinda out of shape. By kinda I mean a lot. Even with hiking and backpacking this summer I am in no where near where I used to be. Hard to believe I used to be able to run 10 miles easily. Okay, maybe not so "easily." Sure I felt like I was going to die after those 10 miles and I ran at a ridiculously slow pace, but hey, I still ran 10 miles. I wish I could do that still.

I think I need a running accountability partner.

6 comments:

Melissa said...

Didn't you teach Jeremy how to play tennis?

shadylady said...

It's the old age that sets in after college.....

Golda said...

Umm, no I didn't teach Jeremy how to play tennis. This is such a non-tennis player thing to say. I kinda taught him some last year, but that doesn't mean he can play. I want to actually PLAY tennis. No offense to Jeremy, but I want someone who knows what they're doing so we spend less time chasing down balls and more time hitting.

Becca Anne said...

Hey, I have been watching a lot of the US open as well,I even watched the open while I was on vacation this weekend, and it makes me want to play as well. However I have no hand eye cordination so hitting the ball is kind of difficult, lol. So instead I sit on my bed eating junk food and watching more of the open.

MB said...

My bro and cousin play a few times a week. Maybe you can get in on some of the action.

Btw, impressive salad. I'll have to try to make it some time.

shadylady said...

Perhaps you can join a city league. There are a lot of other tennis has-beens out there still vying their talents.