Monday, October 23, 2006

The weekend..... the aftermath.....

Speed bench on Friday night, getting the reps out pretty fast. Worked up to my 60% or 1 rep max and then belted out 8 sets of 3 reps – one breath, no pause. Followed up with dumbbell floor press with 50lb dumbbells, 3 sets of 6 reps. Keeping the pressure on the triceps I next perform close grip bench, again working up to my max at 60kg and then 3 sets of 6 reps. Left it at that for the night – no extra work which would have been dumbbell rows and front raises as my left elbow was still very tender from the deep massage and I don’t want to aggravate it any further.

Madi’s first basketball match for tryouts was a 9:40 pm (late game) and if this game is indicative of the season to come – Madi wont be staying. Extremely poor coaching! I was sitting on the bench as the team manager for the night, so I know exactly what was going on. 5 on 5 off subs every 5 minutes, no game play given to the girls and then they’re being yelled at for not scoring! Madi scored the first 2 points 12 minutes into the game, by then the opposition was already way ahead. Not many parents were happy with the coaching. The girls lost 11 to 34.

Didn’t fair too well at the Show jumping either. Mojo was over excited and with my confidence already in a hole from the previous weekends lousy jumping lesson, we just didn’t make a great pair. Mojo wasn’t keen to go over the practice jumps, was far more interested in what was going on around him. Finally got him over and ready to go. First round was Top Score, with each jumped labeled with a value. Top jump is worth 100 points but if you know it down - you lose 100 points. Jump in any order, any direction but each jump can only be jumped twice. Well we knocked down the 100 points!

Second round was the AM2, 10 jumps, pretty tight, must be jumped in order and you have to work out the quickest path around the course. Memorizing where all the jumps are is not easy and you need to walk the course several times (this is done without the horse!!). Made it thru that round much better only knocking down one jump that Mojo didn’t fancy. Last round at 4pm was the AM7. This is a much bigger course, again 10 jumps that must be jumped in order (more memorizing…) but much more spread out and then if you complete the round within the specified time you do a timed jump off with a certain no of jumps. In this case the jump off was jumps 1,2, 6, 7,3a & 3b and 10. We didn’t make it to the jump off - Mojo was going sideways at the jumps and in trying to settle him we lost time and then he decided that we would just do a 360. So eliminated out that round. Never mind its all experience.

Sunday morning - basketball training for Madi. Home – boring old domestic duties and a bit of time spent relaxing in the sun. Took the girls out to the movies for being such great strappers at the show jumping. Very funny movie… Little Miss Sunshine…. We’re not such a mad family after all…. We’re just like them….! LOL

Love Vicki xxx

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