SWIM  Throughout the Fall, I was psyching myself up to do the New England Masters Short Course Yards Championship.  I was making it to practice regularly, feeling stronger, swimming faster, almost ready to fill in the entry form and BLAM.

1st storm

Let the shoveling begin!

Winter – like 3-feet-of-snow-winter – smacked me upside the head:  practices were canceled, my mom fell and I wanted to visit her more often (can’t blame winter but it caused a change to my workout schedule nonetheless).  Missed practices, stress, worry, vacation (well that was a good thing – I got to do an open water swim with a group in Barbados!).  Sure I still could have signed up for the meet and just done whatever I could, but competing is always a big deal for me.  It’s stressful enough – I don’t like feeling defeated before I even start.  So now I’m getting my swims in when I can and looking forward to the day when the ice melts and the snow goes away.  It’s officially Spring, and perhaps it will eventually feel like winter is over.  And thankfully, my mom is doing better!

Open Water Swim, Barbados

Carlisle Bay, in front of the Barbados Yacht Club

BIKE  Other than commuting and spin classes, not much going on in the bike department.  I went to the basement and visited my road bike the other day.  Actually touched it!  Even thought about pumping up the tires, but really, why bother?  They’ll be flat again by the time it’s warm enough to ride.  Soon?  Last year I got out in early April.  We’ll see.

[RUN – I don’t usually post a “RUN” section   I’m running again!  After taking a long time off (a year?), I’m giving it another try.  I’m hoping the exercises my chiropractor gave me will help my disc stays where it’s supposed to.  Could there be a sprint tri in my future?  Stranger things have happened.]

READ  I’ve read a bunch since I last posted.  The most recent memorable ones are  All the Light We Cannot See,  by Anthony Doerr, and Station Eleven, by Emily St. John Mandel.  Two VERY different books.  Both really well-done.

and EAT!  Lots of that going on, but nothing noteworthy, unfortunately.

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