It was a beautiful weekend in Atlanta. Sunny and in the high 80’s. Yesterday, I got Kenpo X in early because I had a singles match scheduled for 4 pm. The Kenpo routine gets me in a good sweat but is nowhere near as demanding as Plyometrics. I dutifully drank my P90X recovery drink afterwards, showered and then went to pick up two freshly restrung, re-grommeted rackets.
Next, I drove over to the subdivision where my wife was playing her doubles tennis match. From there, I drove directly to my match. My opponent had clay courts, a surface I hadn’t played on in over a year. I enjoy playing on clay, the sliding, the grit…it’s fun. My record isn’t that good on clay because an opponent that always plays on clay has a distinct advantage on that surface. Not yesterday, though. The planets aligned. Jupiter was aligned with Mars. My wife won her match and I won mine as well. Peace in the Valley. I won pretty decisively: 6-4, 6-3. It was a good feeling, playing in the heat and feeling fit. I only had to overcome my talent deficit. In the past, I had lack of talent and fitness as obstacles!