day 757 – love this sport

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my body is tired and still recovering from the long trek but nothing is going to stop me from enjoying the pleasures of tennis – the love of my life. if the opportunity presents itself, i don’t need a reason to be here playing this sport. my arms felt extra heavy and still feeling rusty but i still had a great time hitting the hardcourt. need more days like this to fill my life with much more tennis

day 553 – throwback pandas

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first week of regular play for season 19 means exec duties even when i am sick as a dog. throwback to the hard throwing thunder panda days counting back seven seasons ago when we were fresh faces of the league. even though my panda team disbanded, it’s good to see that most of us are still involved on separate teams. to see how far i have come as a player and as an exec is quite a long trek not forgotten

day 407 – long trek down

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it’s a gorgeous sunny and warm september day driving down here to see a specialist. the drive would have been much more pleasant if there werent a trail of twenty cop cars hogging up one lane and if i didn’t keep getting detoured. the pace of this city is definitely a lot slower and calmer, i could use a few of those days, but  that’s wishful thinking, rushed back to reality after the appointment

day 291- longest night on the road

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leaving town and onto new york right after competition. tried to catch the full moon during our long ride to big apple. one of the most brutal drives ever driving nonstop overnight almost without any sleep and stoppages, talk about red eye drives. no place to stop even if we wanted to because all hotels were filled due to numerous flight cancellations at new jersey airport