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« Reply #2860 on: December 29, 2010, 07:29:14 AM »
I am still growing, give it time.  :)
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« Reply #2861 on: December 29, 2010, 04:44:30 PM »
Hit with wifey last night.  We hit for just an hour but it was time well spent.  Worked on her slice serve as she has never tried that before.  It was rough at first but showed improvement towards the end.  Taking a few steps back to take a million later will be well worth it!  Wifey and I have mixed dubs Friday night which I am excited about.  But first I have to take care of business tonight.  OSU, VIC and MM on the court tonight.  Who will play with who is anyone's guess.
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« Reply #2862 on: December 30, 2010, 05:35:46 AM »
Good stuff Scoots.
What grip is she using for the serve?
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« Reply #2863 on: December 30, 2010, 06:49:57 AM »
She is actually using the continental.  I went to show her what grip to use and she was already using it.  So proud. : )
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« Reply #2864 on: December 30, 2010, 07:14:00 AM »
Sounds like she is a natural! :gleam:

Nice to hear yous guys are havin' fun out there. :))
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« Reply #2865 on: December 30, 2010, 07:27:14 AM »
That's great that you are all having fun out there on court :). I wish I could hook up with you guys sometime. Well, the dream is to follow an MBA on an Ivy school so maybe in a bit :).
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« Reply #2866 on: December 30, 2010, 10:13:13 AM »
It's too bad we cannot hook up for some hitting.  Hopefully some day!
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« Reply #2867 on: December 31, 2010, 06:50:56 AM »
That's great that you are all having fun out there on court :). I wish I could hook up with you guys sometime. Well, the dream is to follow an MBA on an Ivy school so maybe in a bit :).
From the sounds of it, you are already well on your way!

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« Reply #2868 on: December 31, 2010, 07:15:15 AM »
Wifey and I will ring in the new year from 9:00 PM to 12:30 AM on the courts.  This will be the first year I have been on the courts when the year changed.  No one better to spend it with than wifey!
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« Reply #2869 on: January 02, 2011, 08:58:18 AM »
That's great that you are all having fun out there on court :). I wish I could hook up with you guys sometime. Well, the dream is to follow an MBA on an Ivy school so maybe in a bit :).
From the sounds of it, you are already well on your way!

Thank you Monster, I try hard :). Happy 2011!
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« Reply #2870 on: January 02, 2011, 08:59:10 AM »
Wifey and I will ring in the new year from 9:00 PM to 12:30 AM on the courts.  This will be the first year I have been on the courts when the year changed.  No one better to spend it with than wifey!

Wow, that's amazing. How was it?
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« Reply #2871 on: January 02, 2011, 02:05:50 PM »
It was good stuff.  Wifey and I won our first 2 matches and then we tied the last match at 4-4 when time ran out.  We were lingering so I told the guy to serve one more time knowing that would probably put us behind 4-5.  He held but it was on serve and I would have been up next, so I will count that as a tie for now.  :)
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« Reply #2872 on: January 02, 2011, 06:52:48 PM »
Because my calf has been achy (and I am afraid it will pop on me) I have been doing some walking and running on the treadmill.  I have not really been bothered by the calf the last few times out which is a nice thing.  I am also hitting the treadmill for about 4-5 minutes of walking before tennis, that seems to help a ton.  Probably a habit I need to continue the rest of my life.

I just got done walking a mile and a quarter and then running a mile and a quarter on the treadmill.  I take 4 pound weights and do bicep curls in sets of 100 (50 each arm I guess) 6 times while I am walking.  Takes about 1 minute to do it, then I rest a minute and then repeat.  Helps the time go faster.

Now I am sitting down and eating a chocolate chip cookie the size of my head to undo everything I just did.  :)
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« Reply #2873 on: January 02, 2011, 07:13:47 PM »
Listen to your body after using weights while on the tmill!

That used to be one my favorite way to boost my heart rate while walking.  Sometimes carrying the extra weight resulted in knee and hip pain.  Sure is lots of un though!!!  You can experiment with different movments and the time just flies. :))
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« Reply #2874 on: January 02, 2011, 07:30:07 PM »
It's just 8 extra pounds.  Although I am considering trying those large 5 pound weights next time.  :)
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« Reply #2875 on: January 03, 2011, 05:11:33 AM »
Sounds like something a UPS manager would say....... :whistle:

8 lbs x every step you take on the tmill is no small toll.
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« Reply #2876 on: January 03, 2011, 05:49:03 AM »
Luckily I am only on the treadmill for 8 minutes with weights and 8 minutes without while I walk.  I do not use them when I run. 
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« Reply #2877 on: January 06, 2011, 07:05:46 PM »
Played a weird match last night.  It was VIC and I vs. OSU and MC.  They came out ablazin'.  MC was just smacking back our serves like it was his job.  He abused us raw with that return and OSU was doing his thing not missing any either.  I got broke to start, they held and we got broke.  Down 2 breaks and no one has even broken a sweat yet.  Of course part of the reason was that it was freeeeeeeeeeeezing in the club last night.  I hate it when it is that cold in there.

So OSU goes to serve and we get a break back.  1 break seems better than 2 for sure!  So I hold and then we break MC which is rare.  We all hold to a tb where VIC and I take it 7-4 or so? 
 
It was a really weird set.  I played kinda bad.  Missed too many volleys, felt out of place all night, even warm up was pretty rough, but that was me.  VIC was smacking ball all night.  He was hitting some serious pace out there.  Even his framed balls were dropping in for winners.

Second set is where it got ugly.  We go up 1-0 with a break to start and MC was winding down.  It was cold and the points were pretty short so I stiffened up.  Up 3-2 and serving I was done.  I just powder puffed serves in to get through, got broke and then we each held for 4-4 and time was up.

Weird night, basically just left it unfinished.  As bad as I was playing and as cold as it was in the club I was more than happy to get the racquet in the bag and search for warmer ground.  :)
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« Reply #2878 on: January 07, 2011, 05:26:33 AM »
Cold hands can make for poor play. :(
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« Reply #2879 on: January 07, 2011, 09:13:40 AM »
whatchoo talkin bout scoot...we gots a bran new heatin system! :shakey: :blue:
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