Hey Ande .....since you have decided to ignore my PM (even after a special request was left on your other main thread)....I have decided to crash your Blog with my own journal entry here.....How do you like that!!
Today I get ready to head for Lexington KY for my first swim meet in 18 years......10 months ago I weighed 82 pounds more than I do now and I could barely swim 2 laps of the pool.....I am not expecting any miracles.....I imagine that I probably will qualify for Nationals in my favorite events (hopefully I will swim fast enough to be in the fastest heat of each of my favorite events at Nats as well?)......I will swim very hard for the 5-6 weeks between this KY meet and Nationals...I will give everything I have at Nats....I am looking forward to actually matching up against all these great swimmers that I have as of yet only read about on-line here at the USMS website...(except for Ande I guess...who for some reason wants to call it quits after his zone championships??....not critisizing you or anything...just stating the facts....I'm sure you have your reasons for ditching Nationals....and thats your business of course)....It's a new form of entertainment that I never contemplated after I left swimming some 18 years ago.....It turns out that both Ande and John Smith (AKA Smutdog and the GoodSmith in some circles) swam with an old high school team mate (and friend) of mine while at Texas (but I won't say who for now...b/c I will leave y'all guessing....If Ande ever opens and reads my PM he would probably be able to use his creative songwriting mind to figure it out...since I told him in the PM which High School I swam for).....Anyway, I know not to expect a lot....but I'm ready to go and I can't wait for Nats!!!...wish this old "not so fat anymore" guy some luck this weekend!!