Taking a week or more off...

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Taking a week or more off...
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Tue, 05-18-2010 - 8:48am
I overheard a conversation yesterday where a woman talked about recently taking a week off and they were saying how it's good for you to do that. It is but it got me thinking that I haven't done that in sooo long. Even w/ marathon/training, I took off about three days before I taught. When was the last time you took a whole week off and did nothing? I can't remember--when I went to Disney, I didn't "work out" but I did walk from morning to night.










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Mon, 05-24-2010 - 8:28am
I have the feeling ours would go the same way. When I was growing up, we used our ping pong table all the time, though. Maybe I should look for a used air hockey table.










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Mon, 05-24-2010 - 7:50am

FWIW, we got an air hockey table and put it in the basement.

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Mon, 05-24-2010 - 7:44am
That's so cool that you're both into it, too. We're planning on finishing the basement this summer and are debating between getting a pool table or air hockey. We have to see if there's enough space for a pool table.










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Sat, 05-22-2010 - 9:18am

No we have always lived here in Southern Ontario...not close to Las Vegas at all.
That's the good part about winning these tournaments...all your expenses are paid for when you go(except for food).
We will go there one of these days.
This year we didn't join a league because we were fed up of the whole team thing. You have to be in a league to enter the tournaments.
It was a big headache.....every Sunday driving out-of-town and playing pool for 6 hours and half your players don't show up or drink themselves silly and don't want to help keep score etc...
It gets old pretty fast if you know what I mean.
We have this beautiful professional pool table at home and we can play anytime we want. When we first got the table we were so excited that we'd get up in the middle of the night and have a few games in our pajamas!LOL!

Nathalie

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Fri, 05-21-2010 - 7:53am

WOW!

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Fri, 05-21-2010 - 7:09am
What a great story (minus the accident), even that you were determined enough to get there after the accident. Were you living near Las Vegas at the time? What a fun activity for you and your husband!










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Thu, 05-20-2010 - 9:41pm

I don't think I have told you all about it. We were on our way to a big regional pool tournament....I had won some local matches to get a spot for myself and so had DH I was playing 9-ball and he was playing 8 ball. To win this tournament meant a all expenses paid trip to Las Vegas for the Amateur National Championships...we are talking big money here! $25000 for the winner!
So anyway, we were out bright and early as we had to get there for 8:00AM and it was a 2 hour drive. We got hit by an airport limo that was speeding in the far left lane that was all icy and slushy.
We are so lucky that this major highway was not busy and that nobody was injured too badly just whiplash.
Our brand new Caliber had the front driver's corner wiped right off. It was very scary. DH gave the report to the police. They charged the limo driver with careless driving. The tow truck driver insisted that I use his phone to ask if the tournament would wait for us in the circumstances.
I can't believe we did this but they said okay and we made it there by 9:00AM and I went undefeated until the final round when I lost by 3 balls....SIGH...so close!!!!
so I was the runner up...2nd place finish...no trip to Vegas.
DH said that for a beginner player(I'd only been playing for 8 months) I was AWESOME...he said he had never seen such focus and skill from me. To be honest I was full of adrenaline and I had to have a few shots of whiskey once the bar opened!LOL!
DH played later that afternoon and was so stiff and sore by that time he could hardly bend over.
He is the one that has taught me how to play. He's been playing for about 23 years. DH did go to Las Vegas before with a team.

I tried again the next year and again I got second place. I was beat out by a very good player.

We will try again :)

Nathalie

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Thu, 05-20-2010 - 8:00am

What a horrible reason to take weeks off of working out...that sounds so traumatic!

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Thu, 05-20-2010 - 6:47am
Did you tell us about the accident? That sounds horrible for both of you to be that injured. Glad you've recovered!










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Wed, 05-19-2010 - 7:20pm

I think the last time I took an entire week off (In fact I took about 3 weeks off and did absolutely nothing!)was right after our car accident in March of 2008. I was an emotional wreck and physically felt worse and worse as the days went by...all these aches and pains and bruises popping up. I still went to work and that was enough of a chore that and doing just the regular chores around the house. It was still snowing here too but my neighbor helped us with the shoveling. DH was in worse shape than I was too.
We had 9 months of chiro and rehab.

Now I don't ever take an entire week off but I may pick and choose what I will do. Sometimes I'll take a week off the weights but still do cardio and ballet, or cut back ballet to once a week and still do 4 or 5 days of weights and no cardio. Most weeks I do it all...ride bike to work 4 days a week, ballet 3 times a week and weights 4 times a week.

It keeps me from getting bored too.

I used to take the weekend off but that just ends up making ma lazy and more apt to eat some bad things. The last few weeks I have been taking Wednesday and Sunday off. Wednesdays I do NOTHING! I find that psychologically this is a nice break in the week and I will take this day to have lunch with a coworker and just relax a bit. I usually do my weights at lunchtime on the other days and I only have 30 minutes so it's a bit of a rush! Sundays I will do a lot of gardening at this time of year so that is my exercise for the day.

Nathalie

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