After a two month hiatus from the pool since my season ended in June, I finally resolved to set the alarm for 4:45AM and get myself in the pool for some exercise.
The pool was not nearly as busy as the last time I went, as there were only two other “early bird” swimmers in the pool. I retrieved a moldy kickboard from the bin and started walking the deck toward my favorite lane, number 5. Just as I was rounding the edge of the pool, in walks fellow tri team member, Dave Stebbins. He says “Welcome Back” and gives me a fist bumb. That made my crack-of-dawn swim worth it. Seeing a friendly face, no questions asked like “where in the world have you been slacker?!” Just Welcome Back.
Dave has been slaving away all spring and summer training for the full distance triathlon at the MI Titanium on August 26th and I am very excited to see him race. Good luck Dave!!