it’s been almost an entire week since Luke and I played our first co-ed beach volleyball tournament at Long Beach. We had a fantastic first outing — went undefeated in pool play among seven teams, then lost in the finals to a very strong team. My mom came to pick us up just in time to cheer us on in our last match and afterward, she said, “The other team was much bigger and taller than you.”
A sad fact, but true. Luke and I are below-average height for male and female volleyball players. The good thing is that we’re fast and cover a lot of court, but the bad thing is that people aren’t afraid when we approach the net to hit.
Our second-place prizes were phenomenal. We each got to choose a pair of Native Eyewear sunglasses. They are so soft, light and comfortable. I have a difficult-to-fit face when it comes to eyewear so it was so great to learn that Native makes all its sunglasses in three widths, and they only use polarized lenses. Mine are a beautiful color they’ve named Black Cherry. Luke has a very mod, stylish pair in orange plastic with wide arms and some silver metal detailing. My mom loved the sunglasses so much we promised to win her a pair later this summer!
In other news, Adrienne apologized for being a bully last year! And then she rejoined the gym! I told her I accepted her apology but asked her why she behaved that way. Can’t say that her answer was very compelling, but oh well, it’s now water under the bridge. And by the way, now that she’s been playing regularly, she can pretty much beat the pants off me anytime! Did I mention that she’s about six feet tall? I’ve got lots of improving to do!