This Weekend Warrior is getting old!!!

Well, my AA2 ALTA Tennis Team is in the playoffs.  I played the #1 line this morning and lost.  It’s been a rough week for all my teams.  I am starting to feel like a BIG LOSER (not really, just being a little dramatic).  Fortunately, my ALTA team is loaded and we won the rest of the matches.  We play in the city finals next Saturday.

Our match was out in the boonies in Hoschton.  I didn’t even know they had tennis courts in Hoschton.  I should have known it was a bad omen when a Suzanne Vega song came on the radio on my way to the match.  It is not your ideal pump up music.  In the first set, my opponent had a sitter overhead.  He could have bounced it over the fence but instead, he hit it right at my head.  I know that he didn’t do it on purpose, because he was not that good.  Anyway, it ricocheted off my head, but in the process of me trying to get out of the way, I pulled a muscle in my lower back.  So, I proceeded to hobble around the court for 3 sets.

By the time I got home from the looooooooooooong drive, my back was completely locked up.  This weekend warrior is getting old!.  The good news is that I am in my recliner, on a heating pad, watching college football and my girls are taking care of me.

BTW, a warm brownie topped with a scoop of moose tracks ice cream sure does make everything feel better.  Hopefully, we can bring home the dinner plate next Saturday.  God is good!

Categories: Humor, Sports

5 replies »

  1. Jonathan – I don’t know about AA tennis, but at A-6 tennis when you hit a week shot and lay it up for a perfect overhead smash right back at you, you do one of two things. If you think your opponent is trying to draw blood, you aggressively run at him (while the ball is in the air) and put your racquet in front of you to protect your face. I did this once and won the point, set, match and advanced in the playoffs. The other option is to turn around and run towards the fence – that is the more mature response.

  2. I hear ya!

    Trey Weed called me last night and asked me to fill in on his softball team. I played second base defensively and got on base three times offensively. That’s the good news for this FAVRE like athlete.

    The bad news is….I pulled my groin, grass burned my calve muscle and lower buttock (is that allowed to print here), my knees are swollen and my athletic pride is shot.

    The mind and heart have the desire, but the body is aging.

    OK, enough whining. Did I say we destroyed the other team? Well, we did!

    GO! AVERAGE JOES! and thanks for letting me whine and play.

    sniff…sniff

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