Monday, April 13, 2009

Laying on the grass...


Who knew that laying on the grass could make a normal sunny day with your family - awesome? :)









A masters program finally started up at the Panama City Beach Pool. So this morning at 6am I felt like a kid again - going to swim practice. I love it. Crawling into the pool area, still in your PJ's. Half awake. Hoping that you remembered to pull your suit all the way up when you peel off your shirt to jump in the pool. Ahh..the memories of summer Warrensburg Piranhas swim practice. Gina and I would swim from 6:30 to 9:30 - and then ride our bikes to McDonalds for biscuits & gravy, frozen yogurt, cookies (to dip in the yogurt) and a coke. The things we could eat when we where 13!! Now, instead of going home after practice for a day of summertime fun - I had to get ready for work. I love smelling like pool when I go to work.

Anyway, the coach was awesome and I think this program will totally benefit everyone in their tri season this year. Today was long course - so we did a ton of drills and just basic 100's, 200's etc so he could see every ones stroke level and technique. I am so excited that I can't wait to go back tomorrow for the afternoon practice! But...I say this now. I might want to push coach in the pool in a month :) But I told coach my goal for the Florida 70.3 swim - and he's willing to work with me. SWEET.

8 comments:

Keith said...

A Master's program. Did you know their motto is 'Learn to swim much faster because we'll work you so hard your arms will fall off and you'll drift to the bottom of the pool if you don't."

I'd love to swim faster, but Master's isn't the answer for me. I only swim front and back crawl. The lifeguards at my pools don't let me swim breast stroke because it warms up the water too much. Butterfly is right out of the question. Good luck with it! Looking forward to reading about it.

TriSaraTops said...

I love the summer swim team days! I did basically the same thing, minus the biscuits and gravy. ;) Good times!

Gina said...

Mmmmm. I am hungry for some B's & G's now! Ahh ha ha!

Did you see that I'm getting in shape?! Goal-5k (are you kidding me? Gina-running? A joke, right?)

Missy said...

That rocks! I love my Masters Team. I swim so much 'better' when they're there rather solo. Something to kick me in the arse!

D10 said...

Can't wait to hear more about your master swim class. If you put the effort it, I am sure you will benefit.

The grass in the pictures is so nice and green!

Jamie said...

And what, you aren't going to share your Florida swim goal? C'mon now.

Details are the fun part. :-)

Amanda said...

Yes! Love smelling like chlorine at work....and then sweating it out for your second training session of the day :)

Have fun with Masters!

Judi said...

nice pix chloe. it looks so warm and sunny there, i just cannot wait for HOT. :)