my sister and her family have been amazing,
and it's hard to complain about the weather in SoCal
But I have still been missing Half Moon Bay.
So when the Dorseys were headed skiing and my mom was vacationing with a friend I knew I had to try and talk my dad into hauling me back to the Bay Area for some R&R.
Fortunately I didn't have to beg...
even after I told him Lucky would be coming too.
|Lucky and his toy|
- Perfect weather.
- Plenty of visits with friends (or as Joel would say "I got my love tank filled up").
- Lots of walks on the bluff and beach (thanks Lucky).
- And I was able to swim with the team. (Maybe swimming "with the team" is a bit of an exaggeration, but I was in the water at the same time as the team.)
I made it to the pool on four consecutive days (including 1 day of LC with the ladies).
Each day Coach Tom tried to make me believe that I can become a kicker despite my history and lack of experience incorporating any of the advice that past and present coaches have offered me. I tried and will continue to work on it because I really want to swim open water again (and I hate running).
|Coach Tom on the deck at the San Mateo Athletic Club|
* I'm holding off on the swim prosthetic until I maximize my kick & my right shoulder is ready for it.