Swim: I started off the morning with another swim test. My last one was 8 weeks ago, before I went to tri camp and had my stroke analyzed by Liz and Jen. (When I saw this on my schedule, I believe I sent Liz an email that went something like “You hate me. You *really* hate me. Another friggin swim test?!!”)
Despite the trepidation I felt going into the test, I tried to focus on the task at hand. I decided to pretend it was another workout at masters and to just work one 100 at a time (the test set is 10 x 100 all out with 0:10 rest between them). I will not lie – it hurt. My shoulders hurt, my arms hurt, and I’m pretty sure I threw up in my mouth a little on that last 100.
Then when I got out of the pool, I was hit on by a one-legged man who liked my Bling Bling Splish. It took some work to extricate myself from the conversation.
Here is an excerpt of Coach’s comments on my test:
Yet again another fabulous test! You have dropped ANOTHER 7 seconds from your 100 pace…Since we started you have dropped nearly 20 seconds from your 100 pace. That is quite impressive progress!!!
Sun: Jeff and I went to our first spring training game of the year today. San Francisco played San Diego, though so few people at Scottsdale Stadium actually watch the game it is hard to tell sometimes.
I would rather see the Cubs but that’s all the way in Mesa and we’d have to drive. It’s much more convenient to walk 2 blocks to see a game (and much easier to stumble home if one has been drinking at the game).
View from the outfield grass
It gets quite crowded out here
Most of the people hang out behind the stands drinking and never even realize there is a game being played!
Even the standard attire seems very non-sporty to me. Clearly I am too much of an athlete these days!
Sushi: The best part of my entire day was saved for this evening! We went to our favorite sushi place in Scottsdale and stuffed our faces. Between the two of us, we had uni (sea urchin) nigiri (*gag* this is Jeff’s favorite), ikura (salmon roe) nigiri, unagi (freshwater eel) nigiri, 2 orders of salmon sashimi, shrimp tempura roll, spicy tuna roll, and softshell crab roll. We mowed everything as fast as our sushi chef could make it. Here is one plate just moments after arriving.
Jeff didn’t want to be in any photos but for some reason I was happy to pose with a giant statue in old town Scottsdale. I blame the beers I had with dinner.
Sharks: Nearly my final S for the day. We are watching the hockey game.
And then it will be time for…