1. There have been some changes within my Masters swim group (Go Selkies!) recently. Two of the four coaches (the ones who most often coached during my swim times) have been “removed” rather suddenly. I will miss
one of them, but I think this change will be for the best – from what we have experienced so far, the coaches who will be taking over have a lot more to offer in terms of stroke technique and effective workouts. Some of the swim times will be changing as well, although our usual nights (Mon-Wed-Fri) will remain the same. Wednesday night’s workout is going to be extended by half an hour starting next week, which I am very excited about! Yay for more pool time and longer swims!
Sidenote: The above photo is from July when I was still wearing my swim cap sideways. See how the crease is running side-to-side across my head as opposed to front-to-back? I swam like that for weeks before Meg finally pointed it out when I posted these photos: “You are *totally* ready for tri! Especially with your swim cap on sideways!!! ROFLMFAO” Newbie much?? That still cracks me up.
2. The much-anticipated Boston 2012 jackets were revealed recently. What do you think? I don’t love the colour (which is called “Core Energy” apparently), but I certainly don’t dislike it as strongly as some others have expressed. Regardless, I will wear it proudly after I cross that finish line!
Speaking of which, Bethany was kind enough to send me this photo taken from THE very finish line – that’s the hotel (The Lenox) we will be staying at thanks to a sweet corporate discount arranged by friends. I knew we were close, but we are literally going to be right there.
3. This Saturday I will participate in the Virtual Run for Sherry Arnold. I will run in solidarity with thousands of others around the world to honour Sherry’s memory and all those touched by her loss.