Judy’s Yoga Boot Camp

One of the perks of living in Asia is the focus most folks have on health: healthy eating, exercising, meditating. One of the perks my employer offers is daily, on-site yoga classes. In theory, it sounds great. In reality, the classes are populated with lithe young things who probably came out of the womb in “downward dog” and taught by what I can only call buddhist drill instructors! I try, I really do, to work my body into the various poses, concentrating on breathing and not on the pain induced by unnatural positions. (How do they do it?!) I comfort myself by thinking, “just keep at it and eventually it’ll get easier”… I hope I’m right!

Trend Tennis

I haven’t picked up a racquet, much less played tennis, in over 10 years. I used to love it! The feel of the sun as you wait for the serve, the sound the ball makes when it hits the sweet spot. Ah, that was another day and another time….last Tuesday I “practiced” (in surfer shorts and using a borrowed racquet) with my doubles partner for the first time and could barely MOVE on Wednesday~ lol!  Today was the Trend Tournament, starting with an exhibition between one of our company’s presidents and the brother of a ranked pro. My partner and I won our first two matches, making it into the “finals”. But I was hurting, making it difficult to play well (or what passes for “well” from someone who hasn’t played in over a decade).  One of my “serves” actually got lodged in a tree – a tree(!) for goodness sakes. Hey, I may not have much control left but apparently I still have some power. My partner did a great job, although we eventually lost, coming in 2nd. Guess I’ll have to use the prize money to get my own racquet now and practice a bit more for the next game…

2011 Trend Open

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As for me, I will take the road less travelled…