Monday, September 14, 2009

It must be the 1st day of Masters

2:36 am ... I am sleeping so fine. I am a great sleeper. No problem falling asleep and I never feel sluggish. Naps. I love them.

But little people waking me up in the night being scared or because of pee problems... well that pretty much wrecks the rest of the night. So here I am at 4:48am wide awake eating a banana and a glass of chocolate milk, ready for the 1st day of Masters. No matter that I only got 5 1/2 hours of sleep. Three more months of hard training ahead, then a short break and then two more months. Yup that is it... swim season. No more basking in the warm sunlight swimming in the sea of inspiration, traveling to exciting races with "shark" or "island" or "escape" in the banners. Nope. Back to the chlorine and hairballs and 5am morning practices and leaving the house in sub-zero weather and snowstorms to get to the pool. I'm leaving behind the intoxicating smell of neoprene and that stunning superhero look.

But if there is anything good about buckling down for a long cold New England winter, it is getting back with all my Masters teammates. Without them I'm quite sure I wouldn't be having so much fun.

Here I go!

10 comments:

Wendy said...

Enjoy your first practice back!!

IronMatron said...

How was it?

MaineSport said...

It is a sad time. But finally we pool swimmers can shine again instead of weaving all over the place with nothing to look at.

Ange said...

It's true...what Steve says. I love summer but I am much more at home in the pool. I hope practice was fun and hard and left your arms with that great sore feeling all day. :) wish wish wish I could join you. sorry about the middle of the night thing.

Swimming for ME said...

Guys -- I think I am starting to love OW swimming more than the pool.... talk to me in 3 months after SCM and we'll know for sure. No hard practices yet but the first day he said "Welcome to hell" so I suppose that means it is just a matter of time.

Jennifer Harrison said...

HA! I almost start to love OW swimming more than the pool too! AND I LOVE TO SWIM in the pool! Our Masters breaks from end of may - tomorrow!!! OMG! So, it is like Christmas morning tomorrow, I get to go to Masters....! YAY! Hope you and Mary had fun in the OW at the "ocean house" this summer (we say "lake house" here)! :)

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