Tennis

You may or may not have known this, but I played tennis in a past life.

Yep. All through junior high, high school, and it even paid some of the bills when I played in college.

I haven’t played in years, but this marathon 11-hour match between Isner and Mahut caught my attention.

Seriously? ELEVEN hours and five minutes?

Three days?

Isner had 112 aces. I think the highest until that was something like 78 . . .

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I’m so inspired by tennis players–well, athletes in general. They all work so hard. The dedication and time spent on improving. The sacrifices made to be the best of the best.

But after an eleven hour match, I would have said I needed a break from tennis like Isner did.

Could you imagine how tired he was? No wonder he lost his next match, huh?

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Ever get worn out on something and need to take a break from it?

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Buzzer Beaters

March Madness is in full swing. My husband has filled out his brackets and is gearing up to watch a ton of basketball.

So, I thought it’d be fun to watch the top ten Buzzer Beaters!

These are some fantastic shots that left me thinking, “How the heck?”

Seriously.

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[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kkyj1rVD0KY]

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So, are you into watching March Madness? Who do you think is going to win it all?

THEN AND NOW THURSDAYS

MonopolyGameBoard classicHave you ever sat and reminisced about what was popular when you were a kid?

Well…. “Then and Now” Thursdays is right up your alley.

Have you ever played Monopoly?

I played it a few times as a kid,

but I was never been a big fan of it.

Most of the time it was just because

I was too hyper to sit still that long to play a game. ***LOL***

OH YEAH Got to have the Star Wars edition!  I must admit, we have this one. LOL.

OH YEAH Got to have the Star Wars edition! I must admit, we have this one. LOL.

But seriously, it sure has changed

from when I was a kid.

Heck, they’ve got a

Monopoly for pretty much every theme now.

ESPN for all the sports fans out here.

ESPN for all the sports fans out here.

Did you know it started selling in 1933?

Holy Moly it’s been around a LONG time.

**What was your favorite game piece? Mine was the race car….Hmmm, something to do with speed maybe?**

INSPIRATION

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As most of you know, I’m way into athletics. My husband is as well. So, when we heard this story a while ago, it really hit home.

What feels like a lifetime ago, I competed pretty seriously in tennis. Yep—started playing in sixth grade! It took me through high school and actually even paid some of my undergrad tuition.

So, I know the idea of competition and winning (losing too.)

Sara Tucholsky of Western Oregon University hit her very first home run, ever! Yep, but she collapsed due to a knee injury and couldn’t make it around the bases.

The OTHER team carried her around the bases because it wasn’t legal for her own teammates to do it.

Amazing.

Check this out:

http://nbcsports.msnbc.com/id/24392612/

What an amazing example they set for young people in sports!

***Pretty inspiring, isn’t it?***