well hello there kuwait
first of all wifi is very bad around here. I tried to make an update last night but it wouldnt let me post anything. its not that I forgot about you guys! so we made it to Salmiya. we practiced, went to the gym, went out for dinner and went to bed early yesterday. I love our hotel, we are staying at the palms. its right on the beach, there is a big gym and right next door they just opened up a big restaurant area with red lobster, olive garden, texas roadhouse, starbucks and so on. this is where we went for dinner, at olive garden. I will show you some pictures of it as soon as I get a wifi good enough. MONDAY I bowled my first squad. still bowling bad. kinda figured it out in the last game. gotta remember to get my body around the ball and not ball around the body. have a long way to go the last 10games. I really need to step it up. one shot at a time.
its sad we are leaving Bahrain tonight. this country was so much better than I expected. such a beautiful place. thanks to everyone for making this week a great week even though bowling is not on the level I wish it would be. big thanks to the guys taking good care of us in the bowl and at the hotel. after a day shopping yesterday and believe it or not but we went out to a club last night. live band and everything. had a great time! still no alcohol but as always I feel hungover today. so unfair! been a lazy day today. woke up and checked out our room and put the stuff at the others hotelroom, some of the guys are not flying out until tomorrow. I changed and went to the gym and killed legs, ass, bicep, tricep and some shoulders. worst thing is I cant stop when im there. just keep going. oh well. can be that bad huh? ;) took a nap after the gym showeredwent out for our last dinner and now sitting at the airport. waiting for our delayed flight that is gonna take us to Kuwait. the last stop for this trip!
so I did worked after my plan today. I went back to the new stuff. I bowled much better, could for the first time during the week get a VERY good ball reaction at times but still came out short for being a little insecure with the changes. I gave it a go and it was a huge improvement compared to earlier this trip. getting better! big thanks to mr. Rick Benoit for helping me out today. also frida & dennis - lots of love. and also to the rest of you guys for supporting me even when im in low scoring pace haha. I know im gonna get out of this, the sooner the better.halfway through the trips counted in days. I feel a little homesick but its not the worst. I actually like it here in Bahrain. this is probably my favorite country so far in the middle east, maybe tied with UAE Abu Dhabi. Kuwait is good on the bowling part, I hope its gonna continue that way ;) so a day off tomorrow. gym? pool?shopping? watch bowling? so many things to choose. what to do?
thanks mom and dad
sometimes is good being a girl. I admit it. its actually very good sometimes. today was one of those times. not only do we get 7pins per game, we also get one spot in the finals. this is knew before I started so you could say I had room to try a little. I am a little insecure of my bowling at the moment. I dont feel 100% comfy. I guess it is only cause I doubt whats going on from the foul line to the pins, I just assume its me doing something wrong. since qatar wasnt really a big hit I thought I was gonna put the new stuff on ice and not do it all in cause when practicing in qatar that felt like the best decision. now let see it as an extra chance in this tournament, I was just playing by the rules. Ive been trying a few things. I know whats NOT gonna work and im pretty sure whats going to work. tomorrow is all about trusting myself and what im about to do. every single shot. believe in yourself, Sandra. bowl for that little girl who fell in love with the game. its me against the boys. one step at a time. we start at 10am. scores on: www.abf-online.org come on girly!
1st day of qualifying
believe it or not but today I am happy with my bowling. with how I bowled, not how I scored. it was tough out there. scores are not very high. I bowled around -60 with bonus. two games of 150. one very bad 150 and one very good 150. one with 4splits and the changes were so hard/quick to see/understand, that game felt like it took 2seconds to bowl. the other one I couldnt figure out what to do. it was the last game and it hooked very much and early. I guess tomorrow plan is to just do it a little better, be a little more quick with the decisions and try to loft it in the end. it should be ok. bowling again at 10am tomorrow out time. fingers crossed :)
always believe in yourself.
end of vacation
tomorrow its serious business again. today was a relaxing day except the 1,5h spent on the treadmill. speed: 6km/hincline: 0 - 5mins warm up2,5% - 5mins5% - 5mins10% - 5mins speed: 10km/h incline: 0 - 5mins x3 finishing off with a 3,5km on speed 10,5-12,5km/h. 800cal BAM thats the most exciting thing I did today. now bedtomorrow bowlingfollow scores on www.abf-online.orgwish me luuuuck
so far, I love this place. rooms are very nice, it is absolutely beautiful to be driving close to the water and there is things to do around the bowl with games and so, also a long Street close to the hotel with many good restaurants. when driving to the bowl today I saw this: I hope I can go down by the water and get some more picture during the week. was told the neighbourhood around the bowl isnt the best so im gonna see if they allow me to go. bowl is smaller than I expected. not much room for an audience but it looks nice and fresh. right next to the bowl is an entertainment center with pool tables, snooker tables, laser tag, games etc. I think this week is gonna be a good one :) who knows what tomorrow will bring. did some grit - inspired exercises at the gym today so im gonna have a day off from working out tomorrow. gonna set the alarm so I can have a look on the breakfast buffet. then who knows? any suggestions?
question of the day
what city am I in at the moment? picture below gives a clue. me, myself, I think its hilarious I brought this shirt here.
workout in bahrain
[check]one of those lazy days on the road. we now have a few days off. not bowling until tuesday. hopefully be able to get some practice before this. woke up LATE today. we also fell asleep very late so that kinda fell hand in hand. left bed around 2pm to go downstairs and see if my room was ready. I flew out a day earlier and squeezed in on one of the rooms that were booked from yesterday. got my room and moved all my stuff. went out to get something to eat. we found Bennigans. not really a place I would prefer, it felt typical american. dont know if it is. what i wanted to share was the new dish I tried today, a deep fried club sandwich. the sandwich was deep fried!! The worst thing about it: it was good too!! only took a bite, one of the guys ordered it and I just had to try. served with strawberry jam. what a f**king combination if you ask me! haha. my body would probably shut down if I ate that. the whole dish was 4pieces of deep fried sandwich served with fries. talking about calories! I ordered a Cajun chicken pasta in lobster sauce. mucho better! after this meal I felt very needing for the gym. said and done. warm-up on the treadmill. bicep, shoulders, upper back and tricep. finished with a 20min run on the treadmill. feeling fresh! best thing about the treadmill was the games on thw screen. did some soduko while running, haha. :) evening spent on thw coach, saw Shooter and Coyote Ugly before, ordered room service. and about 20mins ago my roomie showed up. tomorrow is probably gonna be gym and pool. maybe go watch some bowling. :)
Elite Crystal Hotel
H.H Emir Cup
winner is: Chris Barnes!
welcome to my life
did an interview for Talktenpin.net and her is the result: http://talktenpin.net/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=9646&Itemid=83go hard or go home
my days are a bit lame at the moment. no bowling and there is not much to do around here. I went to the gym this morning. did a little bit of everything, back, shoulders, abs, quads, tricep. I could go on forever today it felt like. mucho energy! I hope tomorrow will be the same. thought I would pump it up a bit tomorrow with bowling and some grit strength inspired routines in the gym. other than that I havent done much. watched two movies and watching the 3rd right now. shutter island, hit and run and now pitch perfect for the 19393938 time. haha love their singing in that movie. just found it on Spotify so now I dont have to watch the movie all the time. ;) tomorrow is the final. who do you think is gonna win? www.abf-online.org results can be found under calendar and H.H Emir Cup. im thinking Jason Belmonte. x