Here are seven little things I've enjoyed during the past week: Monday: The powerful feeling of biking through the elements. Tuesday: Swam 50 yards in just 1:03! Wednesday: Yoga makes me wonderfully sore. Thursday: What sounded like hundreds of frogs on my run, going quiet one by one as I pass them. Friday: Biking flat and fast. What's more fun than that? Saturday: Swam 1000 yards of continuous freestyle. Great confidence boost for the tri.
On Saturday I went to swim in the ocean, just to get used to it. It turns out that the ocean is very cold in January and, worse, it'll only be 2 degrees warmer in March. I braved the cold ocean wearing only a thick cap and a thin paddling shirt. I was out after 5 minutes, mostly because it was too rough to (safely) do any real swimming. I discovered that surf doesn't scare me, so that was nice.
My wife had this week off, and she's been using the past 3 days to cook amazing food. On Tuesday we had "eggplant pasta" (which is eggplant cut into long thin strips) with a cream sauce. On Wednesday it was calzones made from scratch. Yesterday she made lasagna with really good sauce. And today is left-overs. Life is good.