Thursday, December 13, 2012

reunited and it feels so good

by Meghann on December 13, 2012

The gang’s all here! Come on in, the water’s nice!  

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Do you know all that hot and sticky weather I’ve been complaining about? The streak finally broke today! The air gradually grew a bit cooler through the day and by nightfall it was darn right chilly!

Of course, the temperature finally started to drop the night our swim team made a pact to reunite for practice.

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Hello, pool… it’s been a while.

Luckily we swim at a heated pool through the winter and the water temperature was warmer than the air temp tonight. It actually felt good to jump in, like a warm bath or something. We complain about the warm water in the summer, but damn it feels good in the winter.

The first thing my coach asked when I showed up to practice was if I had been swimming. I was honest – I told him no. I hadn’t been in a pool in over a month and even that practice was so-so. I’ve been taking full advantage of my lazy off-season and it showed during my 300 warm-up. I was rusty, really rusty. I wasn’t the only one, we were all rusty.

After our 300 warm-up, we did several sets of drills, then finished practice with some team relays. It was the perfect off-season practice. I wasn’t looking for anything intense, just a nice mid-December refresher to make sure I still know how to swim. It was also nice to spend an hour with my teammates – I missed them!

Before practice I hit the mall for a little rehearsal dress shopping.

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Do you see a theme in what I was trying on? I have the biggest obsession with lace lately.

I had my heart set on a dress I found online and wanted to try it on before I ordered it. I’m really glad I went because I would have totally ordered the wrong size. The size I thought I was ended up being too big and they didn’t have the next size down in store. I was able to try on the correct size in a different color and it fit perfectly. I ordered the right size in the right color and now I just have to wait for it to come in. Woo hoo! Rehearsal dress = done!

I stopped at Whole Foods on the way home and picked up some take-and-bake pizzas for dinner.

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Honestly, these pizzas didn’t impress us at all. The crust, cheese, and toppings were all bland. Eh. I wouldn’t get them again.

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I also got some Peppermint Chocolate Ice Cream from Whole Foods that was delicious. Derek’s throat is still bothering him and what feels better on a sore throat than ice cream? Nada. ;)

Tonight feels like a hot cocoa night. Anyone else care to join me?

Good Night!

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