Wednesday, December 23, 2009


I took the kids (5 and 7) ice skating for the first time ever yesterday afternoon. No prep, no watching first...I just threw them out on the ice (mostly because I'm too cheap to pay for lessons and too lazy to go through a process). The first ten minutes were dicey - lots of falls and leg-grabbing, but then, within 45 minutes they...were...skating. I was so proud, especially when they fell hard and got up and kept trying. I saw my whole life philosophy play out during that hour, wrapped up in strained muscles, questionable balance, concentration and pure desire to conquer new things. It is the very philosophy I hope to pass on to my boys, and it was the best holiday gift I could ask for to see them display it.

And then this morning, into the icy cold water. I am looking forward to the big swim tomorrow!

*warmup: 2 x 350's free then free to drill

*15 x 100's done as 5 sets of 3 x 100's using one length of each 100 as kick, drill, breast, back, fly

*20 x 50's done as 5 sets of 4 x 50's like so: 2 x 50's fast free, 2 x 50's kick, drill, breast, back, fly to free (in order)

1 comment:

Anne Marie said...

OMG! Yeah B & W!:)
love it!!!
thanks for sharing