Spinning through the weekend

@postaday 228; #postaday2011.

I got in the pool at The Oahu Club last night for the first time in a week, and the new ear plugs and I were getting to know each other. It’s a good idea to work in the new gadgets before a big event. So I did spend a lot of time fussing with my plugs, swim cap and goggles. I dreaded going so much that my stomach started hurting while I was driving we Benderettes to the pool. But I reminded myself that I always feel great after a swim. And of course I did.

My body just loved being in the water. My arms and torso stretched easily as I swam and my lungs were at peace with my pace, and because we were doing a distance session, I didn’t have to go too fast too often. It felt good and I’m pretty sure I did more than 2,000 meters. After we were through, Coach Joe put a few videos up for us to watch. One was for the Waikiki Rough Water Swim from 2006; and the other was about a swimmer from  Equatorial Guinea, Eric Moussambani Malonga, and his performance in the 2000 Olympics in Sydney. After watching those videos, we all felt that anything was possible as the Waikiki Rough Water Swim, the Duke’s Waikiki Mile Ocean Swim, the Na Wahine Festival, and the Honolulu Century Ride nears. You always think you can’t, but then you realize you really can.

Today I did a light ride because I had to take Kid1 into Manoa this morning for her astronomy project. This is turning out to be pretty cool. She’s working on her submission for the state science fair, and she’s also assisting a graduate student with his research, and it just might result in her being an author of a paper submitted to a science journal. So of course we take her into Manoa when she needs to go.

Then I took Kid2 to Macy’s at Ala Moana Center. Armed with my Macy’s discount cards, we found her some sweet things to wear. She’d rather wear beefy T-shirts and denim bottoms, but there are times when she has to push herself into the flouncy skirts and ruffly shirts. We found things that seemed to make her happy. My search for the perfect white shirt continues. I had one on but it was $74 and I just couldn’t. I mean, come on! GULP! I always say it’s the thrill of the hunt! Honestly, it’s in a man’s closet somewhere. I just want something soft, long sleeve, white, fitted, and doesn’t gap at my boobs. Is that too much to ask?

By lavagal

Hawaii Kai wife and mom. Melanoma Stage 3a Cancer survivor. English Language Arts teacher, English Learners Coordinator, and Paraprofessional Tutor. Super sub teacher. Dormant triathlete. Road cyclist and Masters swimmer. Gardener. Mrs. Fixit. Random dancer. Music Curator. A teenager trapped in an aging body. Did you know 60 is the new 40? It is.

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