Hi! Sorry I haven’t written in a long…long time! School, sports, and I have come down with a bad case of…no, not swine flu…a common cold. (Cough cough sniff sniff). It is downright awful! I am so tired, and I am blowing constantly, yuck! At least when you read this you can’t hear my voice, well almost no one can hear my voice, but you know what I mean!
Last weekend I had my first long course swim meet of the season. Thanks goodness I wasn’t sick then! One time I was sick during a swim meet, like my face was green and everything, but surprisingly I got all best times! Weird, huh?! Anyway, I am not the fastest swimmer, I might have an amazing time sometimes, but I found out at this meet that my brother is REALLY fast! He had nine swims, and in all of them he got nine SES (Southeastern sections) cuts! SES is a big swim meet, where people from all over the south try to make a special time to compete against other fast people! It is kind of like a smaller version of the Olympics, with finals and all! I personally have never gotten an SES cut, so I’ll stick with my open water swims.
I have a triathlon coming up this weekend! I am very excited, and I hope I feel better so I can compete! Last year I won first in the 11-12 division, and I was actually competing against people! This year I will be in the 13-14 group, but last year I came in 2nd for the girls overall so we will have to see how that goes! The distances are really really super short, the swim is a 200 yards swim, snaking the pool, then you do a 6-mile bike twice, and then a surprisingly short run of only a mile!! I like doing this distance and competing with people my age, but I also like the longer ones and competing with adults. I surehope I feel better!!!
My dad is doing the Gulf Coast 1/2 Ironman that same weekend, and I hope he does well! I signed up to do the swim, but they told me I was too young. That stinks, don’t you think? But I do understand (last year we saw a man die, so I really, really understand – but still!) So, I’m looking forward to volunteering with my swim team. The nicest thing about this race is that we don’t have to travel anywhere, we just have to drive about 20 minutes!
Ok well I am going to blow my nose… again!
Thanks for reading!