Note to self: You’re not a good enough tennis player to take, ahem, several weeks off and then just blithely pop back on the court like you’re Vika or something.
So there I am this morning, at Cardio Tennis, playing so badly I think our coach was actually a little mad at me, lol.
Not that I blame him. It was as if I were holding my racquet horizontally; everything kept bouncing off the rim.
The rim? The rim shouldn’t even be involved in the situation.
Look, I love tennis. But tennis doesn’t always love me – especially when I’ve been AWOL for almost a month.
Sure, I have my excuses. Even borderline-decent excuses.
I was prepping like a mad woman for my Dali Museum Docent exam. We were traveling. I got a pretty vicious sinus infection. When we got back from vacay, I had a ton of work to take care of.
But here’s what you DON’T get to do when you take almost a month off from tennis and then play really, really badly:
You don’t get to berate yourself, either on the court or off.
On the court, no one wants to hear it. Maybe apologize once, then put a cork in it.
Off the court, you just gotta move on.
So this morning, as I hopped in my car to head home after my disastrous showing in Cardio Tennis, I literally said to myself: Shake it off.
And I did.