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Re: Kingskid Journal
« Reply #40 on: August 25, 2011, 10:15:04 PM »
I think the shoes helped a bit!  My shins are still sore to touch down low, but tonight they didn't ache all up and down within the first fifteen minutes. Since they were new shoes; however, my feet felt cramped and ached a lot. LOL  I'll get 'em all stretched out soon enough.  These had gel inside of the shoes, I guess, and honestly they felt really nice...like walking on clouds.  :cloud 9:

Seriously though, some days I really have a hard time playing with these women.  WHAT is it with some of them and wanting to chase balls in between the first and second serve AND wanting to track down that third ball just to have it.  I mean come-on.  If we have two we are more than ready to go AND don't you know within the first few times of playing with anyone that those seconds btwn the 1st and 2nd serve are important.  Plus this one gal, sweet as she was, she had a goofy comment to say after every point. I kinda wanted to  :zipped: her lips.  I'll save my rant about the snarky and overly competitive ones for later.  I'm no  :innocent: ... I'm sure someone has something to say about me too, so I'd better just be quiet now. Wait though...this IS {{MY}} journal.  :whistle:

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Re: Kingskid Journal
« Reply #41 on: August 27, 2011, 10:44:12 AM »
I would like to see said chart.  My last pair of shoes have 5-6 weeks on them right now and the top of the left shoe is blown wide open.  I always get New Balance.  I wish I could find a shoe that lasts more than 2 months.  That usually all I can get out of shoes.  Usually by the 2 month mark the top is blown wide open and the soles look far worse than the ones wifey posted.
This isn't it exactly, but I think you get the idea.  NB is pretty good at providing info re: their shoes.  A few quick emails and I'm sure they could recommend the best sneak for your particular foot size/shape.  Plus, some of their shoes are actually Made In the USA.  OMG!!! :scared:

http://www.shopnewbalance.com/information/product_information.asp?pageType=lasts
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Re: Kingskid Journal
« Reply #42 on: August 27, 2011, 10:49:17 AM »
More info from the wiki


People with flat feet are especially prone to shin splints. Bio-mechanically, over-pronation is the common cause for medial tibial stress syndrome. It involves excessive inward rolling that causes tibial twisting and overstretching of the lower extremity muscles. Having poor form, such as leaning forward or backward too much, as well as landing on the balls of your feet and running with toes pointing outwards all contribute to the causation of shin splints.


Might be nice to determine if the feet are the cause or just lack of conditioning.  Either way, both are easily corrected! :))
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Re: Kingskid Journal
« Reply #43 on: August 29, 2011, 07:56:50 PM »
Got a call to sub tonight, which was good, even though I told hubby and myself that I was going to not play until Tuesday lessons due to my shins.  The new shoes feel great!  Very cushy, less binding today and my right shin is still sore to touch but not aching like before.

I played like poo tonight.  ::))11  Lots of net errors, several double faults and just general yucky mistakes.  On the flip side, I had some REALLY sweet a$$ shots too that made everyone cheer, so I'm not completely down on myself.

Seriously though, these ladies and their chasing that third ball and taking toooooo much time figuring who gets what color score card.  OMG - "well, you can have red bc your socks are Salmon colored and well, isn't that a red color anyway, so you be red!"   :bang-head:   Really!  Please, someone tell me what the rule is about who gets what color?  The first to serve gets which color score card/background color???

 :lmao:   I really appreciate these ladies I play with regularly, well, most of them, but honestly some of them are REAL characters.  So funny to see.  They are all as different as their serving pose/style.  The Sociology minor in me just LOVES to watch people and study how they behave and what makes them who they are...even when they make me nuts with their behavior and comments. :) 

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Re: Kingskid Journal
« Reply #44 on: August 29, 2011, 08:01:17 PM »
Pick a card and go with it.  If you cannot pick because everyone has red undies then spin a racquet for it.
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Re: Kingskid Journal
« Reply #45 on: August 30, 2011, 04:51:18 AM »
What the heck is an ass shot??? :confused1:
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Re: Kingskid Journal
« Reply #46 on: August 30, 2011, 06:00:35 AM »
lol, sweet ass shot.  Not ass shot.
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Re: Kingskid Journal
« Reply #47 on: August 30, 2011, 11:16:46 AM »
Nice, Monster.  :cool:

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« Reply #48 on: August 30, 2011, 01:54:56 PM »
Pick a card and go with it.  If you cannot pick because everyone has red undies then spin a racquet for it.

Come on Scott.  That's the way we do it.  Let them come up with their own method!  Since Jeffro only wore red undies, if you were playing against him you always had to be black! :mad1:
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« Reply #49 on: September 04, 2011, 07:52:03 PM »
What an absolutely s****y day here at my house!  I mean seriously I was in a funk.  Like, PJ pants and no make-up all day long, grouching, yelling at the kids,
kicking the dog (well, not really!) kind of crappy day.  I woke up this morning just wanting to go back to bed and sleep until tomorrow.  Ever have one of THOSE
days?  Yuck!  :\ :Confused:

THEN at say 6:00pm T4U mentions restringing my racquet and going to hit a phew balls, and it was like a tennis angel swept in and *ding* the craba** mood
lifted right off!   ://

So we got about an hour of hitting in (dodging a few leftover puddles) until it got dark and then came home to put some very grubby, good kids to bed.  Now I
wish we'd done that hitting session a lot earlier in the day and then maybe it wouldn't have been such an awful waste of a day. #regret

Big thanks to T4U for the restringing of my racquet and for hittin'! :yay:

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Re: Kingskid Journal
« Reply #50 on: September 04, 2011, 08:17:37 PM »
Any time yo!
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Re: Kingskid Journal
« Reply #51 on: September 04, 2011, 08:25:18 PM »
Christy, if you ever want your racket strung correctly, drop it off to me.   :whistle:
I was at this casino minding my own business, and this guy came up to me and said, "You're gonna have to move, you're blocking a fire exit." As though if there was a fire, I wasn't gonna run. If you're flammible and have legs, you are never blocking a fire exit.  - Mitch Hedberg

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« Reply #52 on: September 04, 2011, 08:28:31 PM »
Christy, if you ever want your racket strung correctly, drop it off to me.   :whistle:

lol, that's cold. 
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« Reply #53 on: September 04, 2011, 08:30:12 PM »
Christy, if you ever want your racket strung correctly, drop it off to me.   :whistle:

lol, that's cold.
:rofl_2: :rofl_2:  I knew something was going to be fired at me.  Thx for being nice!  haha.  If I knew half as much about stringing as you I'd be golden.
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« Reply #54 on: September 04, 2011, 08:38:18 PM »
Yo, whatchayou using for a string/stick combo?



Something middle of the road I hope.  Hyper Hammer 5.2 @ 50-55 would be nice to learn on.

No trampolines I hope!!! :)
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Re: Kingskid Journal
« Reply #55 on: September 04, 2011, 09:18:49 PM »
Christy, if you ever want your racket strung correctly, drop it off to me.   :whistle:

lol, that's cold.
:rofl_2: :rofl_2:  I knew something was going to be fired at me.  Thx for being nice!  haha.  If I knew half as much about stringing as you I'd be golden.

Oh trust me, I used the backspace button before I hit "post".  :)
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Re: Kingskid Journal
« Reply #56 on: September 04, 2011, 09:20:21 PM »
Yo, whatchayou using for a string/stick combo?



Something middle of the road I hope.  Hyper Hammer 5.2 @ 50-55 would be nice to learn on.

No trampolines I hope!!! :)

She is sporting a Wilson Six-Two 110.  I have it strung at 55 pounds.  The recommended tension was 55-65.  But before today she was just using what came in the racquet (for the last two years) and who knows what that stuff was.  it was certainly time for an upgrade.

The string is CyberFlash by Topspin.  Same as I put in everyone's racquet I string.
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Re: Kingskid Journal
« Reply #57 on: September 08, 2011, 10:42:16 PM »
*sigh*  Got invited to sub in some doubles tonight but then got promptly rained out.  Poo.

Tuesday night doubles was fantastic.  We had a new gal on the courts with us and although I know her from tennis circles, I've never played her before.  She was just getting back into the game after a seven year hiatus and a few medical issues, so she was seriously knocking the rust off.  However I could see she had the right ideas (just like the rest of us usually do *wink*) and that once her body catches up to her mechanics she'll be good to go. 

I had some GRRRREAT points and after each one the gals on my court who know T4U would say "DA**, where is your husband to see that!?"  My thoughts exactly.  'Course I don't want him to see the crappy stuff (there was plenty of that too), but MAN I wish I had a cheering section for those awesome points.  One of the ladies made the comment to me that my skills are bc I get the advantage of sleeping with an awesome tennis player.   :lmao:  And while I don't disagree that it's definitely an advantage to have a personal tennis coach at my *ahem* disposal, I was like "umm, I actually had to LEARN and do the work just like everyone else down here."  LOL...I don't even know where to go from here.  So funny.  So I didn't win the court, but the top gal was a sub so technically I do get to move up to the next court.  Time and matchplay will tell if I get to stay there.   :)>>>>



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« Reply #58 on: September 13, 2011, 09:37:09 PM »
Okay.  *phew*  I played dubs tonight and after a teeerrible first set (2-6) I seemed to shake off my nerves and settle into the game.  Good grief!  I was a hot mess at first though.  I ended in second place tonight but the first place gal was a sub, so I think it's my turn to move up...to first court.  :))

I was talking to my Dad on the way home (he lives all the way out in Wyoming) and he suggested I video myself playing so that he could see me in action.  I kinda like that idea.  I think it would be great for me to see my good points and more importantly my not so good points so I can improve on them...and then of course send it on to my Dad so he can see his girl in action. That'd be pretty cool. :))

Subbing tomorrow morning...more dubs.  :thumbs-up:   I love tennis!


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Re: Kingskid Journal
« Reply #59 on: September 14, 2011, 07:51:06 AM »
Taking vids of your strokes is an excellent way to help assess your game.
The most common comment I've heard from folks watching themselves play is 'Wow, I didn't know I did that!". :))
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