Sunday, May 11, 2008


What makes a great Mother's Day? For me, it's a quiet day at home. I hate going out to eat on Mother's day. Everywhere is so crowded and chaotic. Too crazy to have a conversation with my kids.

Today, I woke up early ,grabbed my wetsuit and headed for the gym. As I walked out the door, I took a peek at both kids sleeping soundly. How lucky I am. They are 16 and 17 with a great future ahead of them. That was the best Mother's day present.

As I was driving to the gym my thoughts went to my mom. She passed away in 1991. I remembered her love of flowers. Every year we had a special place to go for dinner by the Little Miami River. It's still there today and I am thinking of all the families there sharing that tradition today.

My workout was almost non-existent. The most challenging part was putting my wetsuit on. I wanted to swim in it before Galena just in case we do swim. I floated and swam in the pool for about an hour. At 7am it was time for masters swim. After doing the beginning of the workout, I realized just how tired that I was. I had ridden 31 miles yesterday. My legs felt worn out. After the beginnning of swim, I knew that I'd never make it through the workout. I got out and talked to coach. He made me feel alot better and knew it was OK just to head for the showers.

This afternoon, I have the house to myself. My plan is to download and add some new music to my MP3.

Waddling on Mother's Day.......................

7 comments:

Fe-lady said...

Happy Mother's Day! Glad you had some time to yourself to do what you wanted to do! :-) (Isn't that what every mom wants?)

21stCenturyMom said...

Happy Mother's Day!

I just raced yesterday in a wetsuit in water that was 63 and it felt quite balmy. I was not cold at all. You should be fine at Galena but be sure to get in the water before your wave start and acclimate.

Enjoy your day!

Lisa - Slow & Steady said...

Happy Mother's Day

Joe said...

A great mothers day for you! The sleeping kids are an encouragement...enjoy.

J~Mom said...

Sounds like a very nice Mother's Day!

Irene said...

A great mother = great kids. Happy Mother's Day!

Running Jayhawk said...

Hey there! I'm doing Galena, too.

I'm definitely not ready for the cold water...or the hills...but I'm excited for the first tri of the season.

Looking forward to seeing you out there! You can find me in the back of the pack!

Hope you had a great mother's day!!

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