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2005 Blogs12/13/05 New Year's Resolution...Back to the Gym!
Now that I'm playing racquetball less intensely and only about twice a week for two hours. I see noticeable loses in my consistency and endurance. At Hillsborough recently Gloria, the tournament director, did a bad thing and added another round to her round robin! After the first round, I totally tanked and had single digit scores in all my games except my last one, which I won.Doubles followed a similar path. I was also somewhat injured. My first thought, I never get injured! What's going on?
I've been practicing whenever I get the chance and it's starting to pay off again. I'm gaining my control and some consistency back, but I need to hit the weights again to increase my endurance and output. I also need to concentrate on my core. I plan to attack States this season and to do that I need a solid plan.
11/20/05 What's this Daddy?
11/08/05 Roundtable is not Dead!
10/23/05 Mourning the Racquetball Roundtable
I just came off getting destroyed in Open Doubles with John Patric from Fairfield, so to hear that one of the only media avenues for racquetball in New Jersey is gone. Well I started to think what kind of sinking ship am I trying to save here? Well we do what we can with what we have right?
10/23/05 Busch Racquetball Ladder revs up Posters
10/23/05 Lack of Programming at Cook/Douglas
After the match, I asked if they wanted to continue their lesson and they said no. Will they play racquetball next year or even the next day? Well the odds are against them. I've answered the argument that people only play for fun, that people need to learn from more advanced players. People don't play for fun when there's no chance of winning. What's fun getting beaten 15-0, 15-0? Nothing. Especially when you're brand new to the sport. Anyway I'll keep plugging away.
I will always remember something Wise Young, a researcher/professor at Rutgers, said during a meeting I was lucky to be at. It was advice passed on to him when he started at the University. "Be like water." There was more to the story, but here's what I walked away with.
When water from a river reaches an obstacle it'll flow around, under, over, or through it. All it needs is force and time. My objective is always the same grow racquetball. My obstacles many, I have surpassed many. I will continue to be like water.10/23/05 Welcome to my Blog
I know my whole website can be one giant blog (personal playground, diary, etc.) sometimes, but I try to work within the context of my pages. Here I can break those rules and write about whatever I want and within in the definition of a blog that's perfectly acceptable.
I know it's been a while since I had any pictures of Jason up. Here's one I took last week when he turned five months. Think he's pretty close to mastering the Intelitainer he's sitting in. He's learning the stacking rings now. Think my life is pretty balanced. I get to play racquetball about twice a week, get to play tournaments when they come up on weekends. I know I need to practice more in order to get better, but in the grand scheme of things I'm pretty happy. I know other people who have had children and have disappeared from racquetball, so for the moment I'm here and I'm doing something that I love, while taking care of the people I love as well.
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