OT: The most fun part of my day is already over. But the rest of it should be highly satisfactory...
This morning's swim practice was great. I swam in a lane with three of my favorite swim partners and we logged 3200 yards (approximately two miles) in our one hour workout --- which meant we kept moving all the way through. The pool was full of swimmers today and everyone seemed to jazzed and competitive. We did some distance sets in warm-up but the rest of the workout was short, sprint-y sets of 50's and 100's. The water was perfect today as well. And, as a bonus, I nailed every single flip turn.
We all love it when the weather starts to turn cooler and the mornings start with a bit of nip in the air. It makes getting into the pool both easier and harder. Hesitant to get in but the water feels warmer when you do.
I got the best compliment I could imagine today when our 25 year old coach asked me, as I was hopping out of the pool, what I was up to this week. I told him that my birthday was this week. "How old?" He asked. I told him, "66." He replied, "Bullsh*t. You sure don't look 66." I thanked him and silently thanked all my fellow swimmers for helping keep me young. And fit.
Or as B. said the other evening...."You might get older but you'll never get more mature."
Now I'm off to have coffee with my friend, Ian, whose book has landed. Lucky Ian and Mariana, they got profiled on TexasMonthly.com and later this week they'll be interviewed about the book on NPR. That's cool publicity. More about the book later....