Rebecca Marino's Memphis Blog: Tuesday
Published February 15, 2011 12:00
MEMPHIS, TN, USA - Rebecca Marino has been rising quickly up the rankings and is now seeded for the first time at a WTA tournament, the Cellular South Cup. The young Canadian serves up her first WTA blog this week...
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Day two has almost gone and passed us by here in Memphis. I had a day off from matches so I wasn't at the tennis centre too much during the day. Not too much happened outside of the ordinary!
To start my day off I was on a local sports radio show that was broadcasting from the tennis centre. Just a short two-minute interview, nothing spectacular from my end, but it was still pretty cool nonetheless. I don't know if I did a good job or not, I'm my toughest critic I think. I feel like I stutter a little when I speak on radio; there's too much pressure when it's live! After my interview I then went into the gym for a short workout to get the blood flowing, and to maintain my fitness while on the road. I think this is one of the most important things for me because I find it so easy to lose the hard work that is done at home by skipping a week of fitness when travelling. I also think my fitness coach will be happy to hear me say that! +1 on the brownie points! Later in the afternoon I hit the practice courts with my coach and we did just one long session.
From my twitter feed and facebook page a few people gave me ideas for what to do in Memphis. I was told I should check out Beale Street, Sun Studios, visit a Blues bar, and to see the ducks at the Peabody Hotel. Speaking of ducks, a fun fact I looked up a while ago said that Donald Duck's middle name is Fauntleroy! I think that's a pretty random middle name to have, but still pretty gangsta' at the same time (at least to me). Rock on Donald!
I also have to mention the possibility of my Pokemon nails! I got a great response from some of you so it is going to happen. Next time I get back home (or rather my home away from home) to Montreal I'll get started on this little project. I'll be the one doing the nail painting myself of course, so it may not be the most beautiful nail art ever. But the Pokemon list I have so far will include Pikachu, Bulbasaur, Charmander, Clefairy, Girafarig, and Squirtle. But I need more suggestions. Help me out! And while I've been thinking of cartoons that were popular while I was growing up, Sailor Moon was also one of my favorites. At least it helped me remember all of the planets of the solar system... well minus Pluto now I guess. I still can't get used to that fact; it was my favorite planet! Mostly because of Mickey Mouse's dog to be honest, but still! I'm sure I must sound like a cartoon freak. Honestly I'm not obsessed. I just really enjoyed all the cartoons while I was younger... Okay and I still really enjoy them at the present moment. What can I say, I'm still a child at heart. My favorite shows were Scooby Doo, Bugs Bunny and Tweety Show, Inspector Gadget, and as previously mentioned Pokemon and Sailor Moon. Back when the cartoons were all hand drawn! Ahhh good times. But if I can be perfectly honest here, Scooby Doo is my ultimate 100% favourite cartoon of all time, hands down!
And on a side note: my boys at the Vancouver Canucks just won their game tonight 4-1 against Minnesota. I'm hoping that's a good omen for tomorrow. I'm Canadian, gotta mention hockey in here at some point, it's in our blood!
Now that I have opened your mind to the world of cartoons again, I will end today's blog post. I'm hoping my dreams won't be overrun with cartoons now; that would be a little too much. I'm playing my second round match tomorrow against Sorana Cirstea. Hoping it will be a good match!