Wednesday, October 09, 2013
I haven't blogged in a while. Mainly because I've been really busy, but also because I'm still disappointed with myself. I'm not doing too well in my quest to get "back to goal again"! I'm up 7.2 lbs. from "my lowest weight" that I recorded back in June and I'm now 5 lbs. over goal!
I was pretty consistent with my running last week, but I haven't run since last Thursday. I spent all day Saturday doing some major yard work. DH wanted to re-seed the "lawn" (which is about 1 acre), so we mowed and bagged the whole thing with the push mower. There was also a lot of raking. I was exhausted on Sunday and still had to do housework!
This week was the final week of DD#2's volleyball. The region tournament started on Monday, but they got eliminated in 2 games. They actually played really well and the first team they played is ranked #3 in the state and #75 in the nation.
They also played a "make up" match yesterday and played best out of 5 the first match - it went 5 games and they lost 3-2 and they won the 2nd match 2-0.
DD#2's team is really "out matched" in most of their games because all the region teams they play are really, really good. DD#2 has been kind of disappointed in her play the last week or so. She was brought up from the JV team and I think she started to be intimidated by some of the girls (as did the whole team) because they were so good.
As I mentioned before, DD#2 has really only had a "year" of volleyball because she started 2 weeks into the season last year and didn't do any of the summer program prior to that. She also doesn't play in the "club leagues" like most of these girls, because she also plays basketball. The club leagues are really competitive and expensive. Her best friend that is on the volleyball team with her is trying out and if she makes it, it will be a minimum of $4,000!
DD#2 was really disappointed that one of the assistant coaches (who she really likes) made a comment last night that she "was getting worse" since she joined varsity (or something to that affect - according to DD#2). I was really mad when she told me because 1) it was the last game of the season and 2) that's kind of a "crappy" way to motivate someone (and we're not even the "everything will be ok" kind of parents).
DD#2 has never used the excuse to the coaches that she doesn't really know what she's doing - she works really hard and does the best she can, but she is still learning the game! She obviously got "over" the comment because she played really well. This particular coach also assists with basketball, so she's going to ask her for some suggestions on "off season" work to get better at the fundamentals. I thought this was a pretty mature attitude. This coach played DD#2's position in college in both volleyball and basketball, so she should be a great asset, but I wish her comment wasn't so harsh (again, it was DD#2's interpretation).
Anyway, basketball work-outs started last week, but she wasn't able to participate because she had to be "released" from volleyball (and she didn't have the time), so she'll start tomorrow. She also wants to do more running, which will motivate me! Actual games won't start until sometime in November (also depends if she's on Varsity or JV - Varsity starts earlier), so that will give me more opportunity to "exercise" since I won't be going to any games for a while.
I wanted to run tonight, but my niece is bringing my great nephew by and we're all going to the fair (except for DD#1 who has to work). I don't really like fair food, so I'll eat before we go and I'll get in plenty of walking!
My eating has been way out of whack! So I need to get that back in control. As I mentioned before, I don't want to find myself having to loose 10+ lbs. after the holidays!