Yet ANOTHER super busy weekend is in the books….this makes 3 in a row that I’ve basically been away all weekend.
This one was for a Friday-Sunday swim meet in Milwaukee. I took off early on Friday and headed out with Asher. We went straight to the pool so he could swim the 400 free (long course 50 meter pool. Summertime= long course season.)
We spent the rest of the weekend at my parents’ house, since it’s much closer than driving back and forth.
It was a nice weekend!! To be honest, I was not really in the mood to be “away” again….just so much stuff I want to do at home and really could use some down time. But, it was a really fun, enjoyable weekend, so, no regrets. 🙂
Asher swam the second session both days, so we didn’t have to be up early. The time not at the pool was all pretty low key. We slept in, hung out, Asher spent a bunch of time at the nearby skateboard park (he loves to go there whenever we are at my parents’ house- it’s just a block away). Watched a movie, got some dinner, etc. All was pretty chill and was a nice break. (Kind of- like I said, I have a lot of stuff to do at home. So, knowing this, I had a hard time turning my brain off completely and feeling 100% “relaxed”, but I tried and mostly succeeded.)
Skate park pics:
He loves this place.
The meet itself was solid. He swam 9 races in total over the 3 days, and 6 of the 9 were personal best times. Not exactly the times he always wanted/ not as big of time drops as he would have liked, but decent.
He is in the 11-12 age group, obviously, but man. Some of these kids are HUGE. It is insane. It feels….unfair?!? Look at the size of the boys next to him. And yes, they are also TWLEVE. Says the kids’ ages right there on the heat sheet.
Blurry shot, but in the air….
Ah, well. What can you do. Size doesn’t always necessarily have an advantage in the long term, but at this point, it’s pretty tough to compete with the strength and power of those big boys.
New Travel page!!
My parents were at the meet Saturday/Sunday, but I was there alone Friday night. So, while he warmed up, other kids’ races went, etc., I had some time to kill. I brought my laptop along while I sat in the bleachers.
I put together a new TRAVEL page for my blog!! I wanted a place to compile all my travel recaps in one, easy to find section. They are now all listed in chronological order, with links directly to each post, labeled and sorted by year and trip.
They don’t go back too far (I only started the blog in April 2020). But every trip recap I’ve written since that point is listed there!
I’m excited to have a nice, clean place to store these. It will make it simple for me to look back on them/ find them, too.
You can find it in my website’s menu (Travel) or click here.
I am grateful for some hot weather moving back in. Weather has been cool and not summer-like the last week or so. It has been a bit of a bummer- hasn’t felt like summer. So I’m grateful for some nice summery weather coming back!!