I'm excited about my swim tomorrow morning. Wanna know why? Well, for the first time in, well, a looong time, I get to do a whole swim workout with rushing to get home! YAY! It might sound like a little thing, but something that's been a challenge for me lately is the fact that a combination of factors (pool schedule, Scott's work schedule) has caused me to have a maximum time of about 50 minutes in the pool three times a week. That's fine if you're training for a half Ironman, but having a long swim of 2800M just doesn't cut it when you're training for an Ironman. It drives me nuts to get out in the middle of a long hard set and rush home, though that's what I've been doing for months.
I know the swim isn't my limiter in triathlons, but I still need to have at least one day a week where I can get at least an hour swim in to make sure I keep it that way.
Anyway, my neighbor is going to come over tomorrow morning at 8:00 so Scott can leave for work. It's actually a *perfect* plan that we came up with... Dana has a 3 year old daughter that she runs with just about every morning in the baby jogger. We usually see each other as I'm coming home from the pool and she's headed out for her run. Anyway, we all know that to really train for running you can't always be pushing a baby jogger, but Dana doesn't have anyone to watch Mercy so she can get a quality run in. SO, she's going to come over and watch Moana so I can finish up my swim workouts without rushing. Then when I get home, she'll leave Mercy here to play with Moana so she can go running on her own. Perfect, no?
I'm really excited about this trade-off and I hope it works out! Though I'll admit, I have no idea what to do with a 3 year old. Guess I'll figure that out tomorrow... If any of you have 3 years olds and can offer up some insight, by all means, help me out! ;)
Anyway, in other news, Moana and I and met Kelley and Sara at the beach today. I'm dying that neither of us had a video camera, because Moana and Sara were totally chatting it up with each other today! It was too cute. Their conversation went something like this:
Sara: "Ga ga ga ga ga ba ka!"
Moana: "Ahhh ah ah ma ma ba!!"
Sara: "Ba ba ba dah dah ah!!!"
Moana: "Ahh ba ba ba ah ah!!!!"
Who knows what they were saying? It did seem like they were actually carrying on a conversation though. Maybe they were talking about what cool moms Kelley and I are for bringing them to the beach to play. In fact, now that I think about it, I'm sure that's what they were saying.