Monday, September 17, 2007

And the winner is...#2

Thank you all for your best wishes over the weekend. I wasn't around to read them until this morning so unfortunately Pamela I have no before and after shots but I was truly spent! It was a very tough weekend, Munster had lots of new, very good players and were favourite to win. Going into day two it looked like Munster would win 11/12 matches therefore we needed to win 9 to draw. At this stage I went out to play and two hours later came off court having lost a very tight game, luckily for Leinster Munster had unexpectedly lost two games (maybe the antics of the night before were beginning to catch up with them) so now we had a chance as we needed to win 8 games to win. It was a real nail biting time and in the end there were two matches in a third set...the Leinster men won which gave us the draw....the Leinster ladies had match point in the tie break...and another match point....and another match point....unfortunately they weren't able to convert them and ended up losing so Leinster drew with Munster. I felt sorry for those ladies and the pressure they were under and was very glad I'd been one of the first to play my match.

After all that excitement I had to dash off to another club to play a league match. I was feeling pretty tired and hoped to win quickly (well I have to believe in myself), unfortunately I took the long hard slog and two and a half hours later crawled off court but as we had won I didn't mind the agony. Today my feet are still aching and my body feels weary but I don't care because this time tomorrow I'll be here and will get to see this person who I last saw 16 months ago.

21 comments:

Barbara said...

Congrats on the win Beccy. Have a wonderful time with your Mum and Sam. I believe there is champagne on ice waiting.

Willowtree said...

Unbelievable! I haven't played tennis for years, and only ever socially. You must be pretty fit.

What a buzz! You get to see Chris and Sam, but it doesn't count as making friends with bloggers in real life!

Beccy said...

Champagne Barbara, I can't wait!

WT, I think my aching body shows I'm not that fit just a glutton for punishment. Oneupmanship eh? Does it not even count that they are family and bloggers?

frannie said...

another trip?

lifestyles of the rich and famous! :)

I hope that you and Sam have a blast!


glad that you won the other match!

nikki said...

Congrats on the win!! Enjoy your trip.

Asha said...

Looks like you had a busy weekend!! Me too!:))
Have fun with your family.

Lisa said...

Congratulations, a well-deserved day of rest today!
I hope you have a lovely visit.

Steffi said...

Congrats to the win!
Have a great time with your Mum and Sam!Enjoy it!

her indoors said...

well done on the win, have a safe trip and enjoy your rest

swampy said...

I'm so jealous of you and your tennis stamina. Think I'll try to figure out which end of the racket to hold today and maybe walk out onto a court sometime this week.

What fun you have planned. Let us hear all about it.

Pamela said...

I never played tennis... but I played competitive raquet ball.

it was a wonderful sport, and I would come home and pour myself through the door.

You must be a great shape (wish I still was)

john.g. said...

Well played, you must be as fit as a fiddle! Hope you all have fun!

Sam said...

erhmm, i believe we already may have drunk the champagne.


but there is always rom in the fridge for more

Karmyn R said...

Congrats on the win - and even more on playing so well!

Enjoy the visit with your sister. 16 months is a LONG time!

JoeinVegas said...

Good work on the win! Glad your muscles held together.

Kila said...

Sounds like a great workout! I doubt I could keep up with you for very long! Good for you.

Christine said...

Congrats on your win Beccy!

Have a lovely visit with mum and sis!

lisa's chaos said...

You MUST be exhausted! Ow! Congrats though, now go rest. :)

my4kids said...

Congrats on the win also Beccy sounds like a long active weekend!
Have fun with your mom and sister!

Charlie said...

Did I see a comment with the word 'Champagne?'

I'm on my way......

Melissa said...

Wow! Congratulations! You must be quite talented.

I took tennis lessons when I was six or seven but I didn't stick with it. The people on TV always make it look so effortless.

I'm sorry I've been remiss in commenting lately. Life has taken over my computer time. :)