Since I've been feeling a little better these days, I've decided to take up a new sport.
Go big or go home, right?
I've always wanted to know how to play tennis, but I've been too chicken take the first step.
I was a bit scarred from a bad experience I had in High School.
My very first (and last) lesson was in the summer between 11th and 12th grades. I had never picked up a racket in my life so I'm sure I stunk but the fact that my instructor told me he thought I should "pick another sport" was so deflating and inappropriate that I quit and hated the sport from that day forward.
It's such a social sport and a great way to get good aerobic exercise without being in a gym. We have a lovely tennis complex at our new country club so I decided to get over my pride and give it another shot.
I'm still pretty bad at it. My forehand is really rough, but I'm actually creating a little top spin with my backhand, so it's not a total lost cause.
One of the biggest perks of tennis is the cute outfits you get to wear! Whether you're sporty, fancy, or preppy, there's always a bit of style happening on the courts.
I "invested" in a couple of basic pieces, but if I'm going to be a regular, I'm going to have to look the part. These are some things I've had my eye on!
These are the shoes I bought since I was lectured about wearing running shoes on the court. Oopsie.
I also need to find a decent looking wide brimmed tennis visor. I bought a regular one and within one hour of playing in the full sun, I got a huge brown melasma spot covering the lower half of my face. Needless to say I was devastated and am applying Retin-A like it's my job to get rid of it. There aren't many wide brim choices for sports out there. I did find this one though....
You wouldn't laugh at me, would you?
p.s. Why do I drink Baby Mama Juice? Because I was going to write this post yesterday during my infusion, but it's too uncomfortable with the giant needle in my hand. They gave me so many IV steroids that I couldn't sleep last night so I'm running on 2.5 hours of sleep. Please excuse all rambling, typos, etc. Have a lovely rest of your day and talk to you tomorrow!