Tuesday, October 09, 2012
Alright, so, I've played volleyball on and off, with more or less success, but why is it that one thing never changes?
New trainer comes in, surveys the team...
"WHOA! You're SHORT!"
I'm 5'7 1/4". I insist on the 1/4", it's definitely noticeable. I'm TALLER THAN AVERAGE. So what if the rest of the team is comprised of 6'+ amazons? I'm just a little out of shape but still pretty fast (in fact, that what was got me noticed in fencing. My Hungarian trainer: "Short. Scrawny. No technique. But fast. We can work with that."), and in the jumping power measurement tests I got up to 3' from a standstill (granted, that one was a fluke, but I jump higher than 2' consistently) today. Which means I can totally reach over the net. With almost my entire fingers!
No, I'm NOT short.
I enjoy being the shortest one on the team, though, because it means I get to play libera and don't have to attack. Yay!
Running wasn't so great today. I couldn't get in the groove and just schlepped through the final 2-minute runs. I think I might need to adapt my C25k further- I do the intervals suggested in the Complete Book of Running For Women, so week 1 it's running 2mins, walking 4mins, repeat another four times, but instead of sticking to a set number of repetitions I go for the distance. I have a route that's 5.5k which I use... well, tomorrow's a new day. No running, just volleyball training. It's also a weigh-in day so I'll be extra good tonight (I want to see some progress on my bar, just can't wait until next week). Normal weigh-in day is going to be Monday from next week on, btw, so I won't get tempted into giving in on the weekends.
Oh, and my first personal reward is coming up. Once I reach 75kg, I'm going to order myself DietChef (something like MediFast here in Germany). If I want to keep up this level of exercising, there's just no way I'll have time to adequately cook.
And now... back to work. Whee...