After taking some time off this fall, I was getting back into playing and training hard. Unfortunately, I have not had good luck as for the last 3 weeks as I have had pretty bad plantar fasciitis. I had a mild case several years ago, but this is really uncomfortable and limits my movement. I’m trying to do different things to heal it, but I am always on my feet coaching. Hopefully, something will work to get me back doing what I love. In the mean time, I tried a few of the new racquets and have feedback on that as I’m sure many of you are looking at some of the newer racquets out there.
As some of you know, I have been using Head Radical racquets since I was in middle school. The first racquet I playtested this fall was the Prince Tour 98 ESP. I chose this racquet as it was a similar weight to my Radical and is also pretty flexy. I tend to like racquets that are not too stiff. I could definitely tell a difference in spin on my shots from the 16×16 string pattern! I had nice control in a very comfortable package, but felt I was just not quite getting enough sting on my serves and forehands that I am used to. Continue reading →
Just because Breast Cancer Awareness is only campaigned during the month of October, doesn’t mean you can’t wear Pink Ribbon clothes for the rest of the year to show your support! To kick off my favorite Breast Cancer Awareness outfit I chose the Under Armour Power in Pink Fighter Long-Sleeve. Especially since the weather is starting to cool down, I find myself wearing these comfy long-sleeve crews quite often. They’re perfect for chilly weather workouts. They keep your arms covered from the cold air and they’re not quite as heavy as sweatshirts so you can still move well. With this top in particular, I love the colorblocking raglan sleeves for a little extra style. The Nike Winter Racer Long Sleeve Top and tasc Fall 5K Long Sleeve Top are some notable ones with fun colorblocking to check out as well.
While you won’t normally catch me rocking pink apparel, I definitely will always make an exception for Breast Cancer Awareness month this October. And I hate to admit it, I have to face the facts that it is no longer summer and the warm weather is long gone. Therefore, I picked one of my favorite sweatshirts that has come out all year, the Under Armour Power in Pink Fighter Hoodie. In fact, TW Playtester Michelle loves it so much she is now a proud owner of the sweatshirt. There are so many things I love about this hoodie. The first is how soft and comfortable it is. I honestly would never take it off. I also love the heather grey color combined with the pop of pink on the hood. Lastly, I love the inspirational message of “She’s a fighter” going down the right sleeve as well as the pink ribbon on the hood.