Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Once a Gator, always a Gator!

Happy hump day, peeps!

First of all, if you missed it, I was asked to write a guest post on Jess' blog - Run Girl Run, and it was posted on Monday! If interested, check it out right here!


Today, I am here to inform you all that I have joined the FMY Gators Adult Swim team, once again! I swam with this group this summer for a few months and loved everything about it. The few months I took off were mostly due to work; I didn't know if I would be able to juggle my work schedule with the later morning practices. When I would swim at the Y in the mornings, I would get there by 5am only to beat the 530-6am rush.


Now, I have gotten into a pretty decent routine with work and feel comfortable joining the team again...with my peeps. Planning ahead of time is pretty key - clothes, gym bag, breakfast, lunch - I new it would definitely be feasible.

Practice is offered Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 545-645am, and then Wednesday evenings from 645-745pm. Hopefully I can make it every T/Th morning for the next five weeks! This morning was glorious - in the pool by 540am, drill after drill, a bit of chit chatting with a friend and my coaches, and 1800M later I was a happy camper. I think I was on cloud 9 all day!

I can't imagine not swimming with this group of people...and these coaches! Maybe I could be convinced to participate in an adult swim meet this summer...who knows!... what am I sayin'?!

19 comments:

Staci Dombroski said...

How fun! You are motivating me to swim once the season come :-)

J said...

I pack all my stuff the night before otherwise it would take me like twice as long to get out the door in the morning and I would forget stuff! Glad you are back swimming! I really did enjoy morning swims when I was doing them but right now it is just too cold for me!

Carly said...

That's fun! We have a Masters swim team in my area that I would love to do that goes from 6:30 - 7:30, but i have to be to work by 6:45 so I can't do it. But I'm like you - I like to swim with other people. It must be all those years I was on swim team!

And I think you should compete in an adult swim meet. I hear they're great.

Ashley said...

NICE!!! I have GOT to start swimming again....ugh, getting to the pool is most of the battle. That's awesome to have the support of a team! :)

MCM Mama said...

Sounds fun! Glad you've worked out the schedule!

Julie said...

Good for you!! You are so lucky to be doing this with people you hold in high regard!! Also, I am a little jealous...I don't remember ever being able to say..."This morning was glorious!" That is awesome and sounds like a blast:)

Marlene said...

Sounds like a wonderful group to swim with and excellent motivation for the early wake-up call. You're so right about planning & prep being the key!

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

I'm hoping when summer gets here and it's too hot to run without dying, I'll be very motivated to start swimming

Anne Marie said...

Soooo jealous you have an early am swim group option. Definitely take advantage of that! and like the picture..makes me wanna jump in the pool right now!;-)

Carolina John said...

hold on there speed racer. jumping in head first... ok i'm out of bad puns already.

the coaches make all the difference in the world don't they? getting in with a good swim group is really fun.

Mom on the Run said...

That is an awesome thing to join. I would love to be part of a team again because of the motivation factor of it. Congrats :)

aron said...

YAY that sounds so awesome!! so glad you are able to be part of the team again!

Wes said...

I lurves to swim!! Good for you! and I read your guest post, and it was good :-)

X-Country2 said...

I'd love to find a good swim team around here. Sounds like you're off to a great start!

Jess said...

Your swim team sounds like fun!

onelittletrigirl said...

I really want to join a Masters, but unfortunately, all the ones by me have hours that do not work into my schedule! Because I am a strong swimmer, I tend not to practice it as much...but if I had a group to work with, I know I would do more drill work.

Kelly said...

I'm glad you were able to fit it back into your schedule. I really want to join a swim team at some point, but it is so hard to fit into my schedule- I'm used to being on my own time!

Badgergirl said...

Glad to hear you're back with the swim team! I've been missing my swim group since the beginning of the year. Might have to hook back up with them again.

Lorian said...

It sounds like you made a wise decision. You are going to have a great time swimming with a group!