Saturday, November 22, 2014
Slow Stitching Weekend
As I mentioned, T#1 is swimming a pretty important meet this weekend … the regional USA Swimming A-time Championships. Making A times means that on the 7 events for which he made A time, he ranks in the top 15% of 11-12 year old boys in our region (which includes southern Illinois and eastern Missouri … which includes St. Louis) … pretty impressive, if I do say so myself (I’ll be honest and tell you that I am totally biased when it comes to my Ts). And I have to say that he did not disappoint his proud-as-could-be grandparents! He was ranked 16th for his 200 IM Friday evening and dropped 10+ seconds off his personal best to finish 5th! Here he’s swimming the breast and then the free (forgive the blurriness … I didn’t think to grab my camera … all I had was my iPhone).
Saturday morning he finished better than seeded and dropped time on all 3 events he swam, even qualifying for the finals this evening in his 100 fly (he was seeded 13th and finished 6th). We couldn’t be prouder of him.
He’s got 3 more events tomorrow, including the 50 fly, his strongest event, where he’s seeded 6th.
Like I said, this is a slow stitching weekend. Warm-ups at the meet start about an hour and a half before the first event and T#1 swims in just 3 of the approximately 30 events each day. That means there’s a lot of sitting and waiting … perfect time to work on some hexies!
And of course, we have some down time here at home (one of the benefits of the new Aquatic Complex built in the nearby small city … we’re only 20 minutes away, so we can go back home to crash), so I’ll be continuing to work on my hexies while I watch the first two periods of the hockey game before we head back for the finals tonight.
Rinse and repeat tomorrow.
I hope that whatever you have planned for today includes a little something that brings you joy! Have a great day!