Grace swam Junior Olympics trials and finals Thursday, Friday and Sunday. She finaled in 200, 100 and 50 back. She blew her 100 free race and didn’t make finals or the zone time in that. She shed a few tears. She also swam four relays, earning a 2nd and a 3rd place medal. Saturday she swam divisionals, one first, three seconds and a third place (free style was her archrival and nemesis this weekend). She broke a pool record – not ours – in 50 back. Her surprize race, she dropped 1.5 seconds in 50 fly long course and about 5 seconds in 200 back long course. Every other swim was solid.
50 back – 4 times
100 back – 3 times
200 back – 2 times
50 free – 3 times
100 free – 3 times
50 fly – 2 times
100 IM – 1 time
I watched her race a total of 18 times. I watched her warm up 7 times. National Anthem 7 times. National Anthem sung well – never.
Sarah and Sophie each swam meets this past week – Sophie swam free, fly and back at Divisionals. Sarah swam free and fly at Superstars and breast at Divisionals. Sarah was dying to get that breast stroke all-star time and fell short by a few tenths of a second. She cried for 45 minutes straight. This from a kid who doesn’t care about swimming. I don’t buy that story anymore. Sophie completely tanked her fly at Divisionals. After hearing Sarah cry for 45 minutes I was petrified of her reaction. She walked by and ever so matter of factly said “I swam terrible” with a smile on her face. I swear she was skipping.
A few more statistics. Ate at Chipotle 3 times, Pizza twice, drank a glass of wine every night and gained 5 pounds. Number of days I have gone to the gym since Sunday? All of them. Amount of money left in my checking account? None. Zones – paid for. New cap to replace forgotten one? Yep.
I got lucky – no one asked for a tie dye t-shirt!