Things that I'm Thankful for
by, November 27th, 2008 at 09:50 AM (549 Views)
Happy Thanksgiving to everybody in old people swimming land!
I'm very thankful for a lot of reasons - family, friends, a roof, food -as we all are, but AQUATICALLY, here are the things that I'm thankful for:
My brother (Linc) and his wife that swim masters. It's always great to see them at a swim meet.
My partner (Kari) because she swims masters and has become quite good for never having had a background in swimming.
My distant and near team-mates - Go Mud Sharks and Rio Grande!
My competition and my friends: The swimming dentists (Bobby and Geoff) - both of whom are backstrokers - one who is 10 inches taller and the other who is 3 inches shorter - thanks for the great races!
Also Thanksgiving day wishes to bunch of other guys that I love to race and race with: Bill A. and Eric vdB (the bay area boys), Fred F (whose heart is in S.F)., Rick A (from the frozen wasteland), Tom R. (LaLa Land), John M (who beat cancer), Scott S. (best smile award):
the thrill of competing against you guys makes me feel really and truly alive!
Other odd things that I'm thankful for:
A cold pool on a hot day
A warm pool on a really freezing cold day
The beauty of water
Being the first to jump into the pool
Finishing (anything) - including Thanksgiving Day dinner.
Best wishes for Thanksgiving!