It was funny- this morning I had the greatest swim workout I think I have EVER had. I feel like I'm on top of the world. Then I read Eric's Training blog when I got into work. He said he was "really happy to be alive" yesterday. That totally summed up my morning. It was so out of place, too. I was out too late last night drinking wine with applicants to my graduate program, I slept like total crap last night with nightmares, and when I woke up it was cold, rainy and miserable. But I was just so happy to be awake and strong and ready to face the day.
The swim sets were awesome. Friday is sprint day, so we didn't do anything in the main set longer than 75 yards. And I felt like I was flying on top of the water. My 25's took me 15 seconds, 50's took me 30-35 seconds, and my 75's took me 1:00 to 1:05. This may not seem that smokin' to many of you, but I was feeling like Ian Thorpe. I also love Fridays because Jen comes to practice and I really enjoy talking to her. We have a lot in common and are facing similar challenges this year. I am so incredily fortunate to have made so many great friends this year.
I'm really looking forward to my weekend. Should be busy and a lot of fun. I have a 45 minute run tonight, a 2 hour ride tomorrow, and a 1:15 run on Sunday. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that the Ole knee holds out on me!
Happy Friday everyone! Smile a lot today, and reflect on how fortunate we all are to be happy and healthy!
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