I was then on the hunt for my winter gear. It happens every year, where the heck did I stash all that stuff??!! It was worse this year since I think that Richard put all my stuff away in the very last place I would look! I found my long underwear, my down parka and my winter boots (after 30min of searching) for Shaggy's next walk. Winter is not so bad if you dress for it! The best part about pulling out the new wardrobe is the pocket check! I usually find an assortment of chap sticks, miscellaneous receipts, and this year it was a 20 dollar bill! Nice!
I do love winter (if dressed for it!) but I still prefer this kind of weather:
The other night my Mom and I attended a Swimming Calgary fundraiser called Making Waves. It was a fun night with Olympic Gold Medallist (1992, 100m Backstroke, 53.98) Mark Tewksbury! This may date me a bit, but Mark and I actually swam on the same team (different groups) back in the early 90's. They even showed his gold medal swim--53.98 in a tiny Speedo--no illegal suits then!!
Here is Mark and I at the event. He has a new book out--The Great Traits of Champions--that we picked up and got him to sign...I don't think he remembered who I was though!
On the training front, I have an unofficial stress fracture (an early interpretation of my MRI). No running for 3 more weeks. That mean water running for 3 more weeks....In the meantime, I've jumped back in the water with the University of Calgary swim team. I'm last for pretty much everything except for the kick sets!! It's good though, makes me work hard in the pool! As for Clearwater, I have to have a chat with Coach, he's in Hawaii right now, to discuss the new game plan.
Time to go for a winter walk with the dog, then jump on my bike while watching the Hawaii Ironman on the computer!