Monday, May 24, 2010

I'm on Oprah this afternoon

Okay I'm not. But Cafe Borrone is, and I happened to work with the Oprah producers to get the photos of the sausage sandwich over to the show, so in some way I'm on Oprah. Close as I'll ever get. Meanwhile, I'm so excited about Borrone being mentioned and highlighted as James Franco's favorite place to eat and gather with his family (check the pic Oprah is showing of him with his family on OUR very own MP FOUNTAIN!). Very exciting!!!! Check out the preview here and look for James 3/4 of the way through.

Go in to Borrone this week because Marina is going to run a special sausage sandwich deal all week in honor of James' favorite dish.

Good thing I pre-swam off the sausage this morning:

*warmup: 400 straight, then 400 done as 4x100's of one arm, other arm, kick, swim
*5 x 300's with varying turn options including Uturn, double streamline, fly stroke, limited breathing
*5 x 150's with varying turn options same as above!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

I need a good soak

After today's long free, I could really use this. If you haven't yet tried sitting in a hot tub for an hour before having a massage at Watercourse Way, you should Ahhhh.

Today's workout:

*200 free, 300 free to stroke, 400 free strong
*500 straight done as 100 fast, 25 easy
*500 done as 4x125's with first and third fast, 20 sec rest in between
*500 straight done as 50 fast, 50 easy
*500 done as 5x100's second and fourth fast, 20 sec rest in between
*500 straight and steady

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Swimming and Soccer


You know I'm a soccer fan. I'm psyched to offer this Earthquakes deal today...full on rally tunnel, T-shirt, food included, center seat extravaganza. Looking forward to the game!

And today...long free. Ahhhhh.

*warmup: 400 free, 100 kick, 100 stroke, 100 fast

add paddles for:
*1,000 straight, build by 250
*1,000 broken done as 500 and 5x100's
*4 x 25's sprint, 100 easy
*4 x 25's sprint, 150 easy
*4 x 25's srping, 200 easy

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Mother's Day Swim


This is a photo from last night, at a "shipwrecked" party we went to. I got to stay for an hour before I had to run home and do more testing for launch, but at least I got to dress up in island wear and there was no hangover this morning.

Speaking of this morning, and the whole darn day, it could not have been better.

I woke up after having slept in extremely late (6:30am), and my boys ran in to snuggle. The boys had written out cards to me; cards like I've never received from them before. They were not homemade, and I am glad. Why? Because they didn't spend time drawing flowers. Instead they spent time filling the space on the bought card with words. They told me I was the best because I snuggle, play soccer, read and skateboard. Also they were proud of my Sequence skills. These cards took a long while to write out, I know, and my day was pretty much made after I read them.

As if that wasn't enough, N wrote me a card praising me for all I always hope to be praised for, and then immediately intuited that I wanted a coffee and the boys wanted hot chocolate, so off he ran to get it. We drank it three across in bed. And then I got to work.

My new venture is launching, well, right this hour actually, and I'm pretty excited about it, so I didn't mind the work. Plus, a few hours later I got to take a break and have a swim. (500 free, 5x100's fly, 600 free double build, 2 x 100's fast, 500 free double build, 2 x 100's fast, 400 free double build, 100 free easy).

The rest of the day was rounded out by my whole family coming over for frosted cookies (so I got to see my mom as well), a dear friend dropping off flowers, and Juice in the City being up and running after countless hours of hard work done by many more than me. Thank you team. Happy Mother's Day!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Friday Strength


Today was a really, really good workout. And I needed it, because I've been sitting and sitting and sitting lately. Why? Launch of Juice in the City is almost here (Monday!), and I've been deep in testing mode. My eyeballs are about to pop, but I think we're going to make it. AND, I've managed to include Menlo Masters in a mention within the very first feature (for Botox, a facial or laser hair removal). It's up to you to guess where you're involved. Please stay tuned for Monday - we are going to have some really fun things offered...like hip hop classes with a former Justin Timberlake dancer, massages, dinners out, wine tasting, outdoor adventure, you name it!

Today's workout:

*warmup: 100 free, 25 kick, 25 stroke
Repeat 5x

*6 x 100's descend and then hold

*5 sets of 5 minute strength sets that included crunches, deck outs and swimming oh my!