Wednesday, June 27, 2012
I only did 10 minutes on the elliptical today. I got up too late to get outside. I have to reserve my energy today anyway. TOM hit, and today is my really bad day. To make things harder, we have a swim meet tonight in this awful heat. To make things even worse than that, I got snagged into being a timer. I love being a timer, but it's a huge meet against our biggest competitor. I'll also be on my feet for 3 hours straight. I'll have lots of fluids, Powerade or Gatorade. I usually don't drink those, I make my own mix without all the carbs. I think I'll be needing the extra carbs tonight, plus all the electrolytes. Hubby already agreed to help me out by giving me breaks every now and then. Hope he remembers. I know most of the kids on the swim team and can send any one of them to track him down. It shouldn't be a problem.
Wish my kids luck! Stevie (10) should be swimming another IM along with his other races. Mary (12) swims butterfly in the team medley relay. That's her biggest challenge. Pat and Mikey will have strong competition in the teenage group. Bridget may swim 3 or 4 races. She only swam two on Monday, but she looked great! She got some practice diving off the blocks for the starts. She and all the other 8 and unders looked like they had a blast doing that. I'd be petrified! Our pool has high starting blocks. It intimidates some of the other teams. Not tonight's opponent, but some of the other teams.