You've heard of people being attacked by a shark? How about Flipper? No, not flipper the dolphin, but rather flipper the fin that I used when I do the morning swim at school.
The big boys were doing this crazy 4x200-100-100 workout and Ben and I decided to try to hang with them...of course with fins. Because of the intervals, my sets were more like 400's, but that's okay--it'll make me better. At some point during the second or third set, I felt some serious rub on a couple of my toes on my right foot.
By the end of the third set, I had to take the fins off because my foot was nearly burning. After finishing out the workout, I noticed that I was missing some skin on the top of the two toes. Ouch. So, I get up to my room and put some band-aids on and go about my day at school.
On Tuesdays and Thursdays, I run with the distance guys (M-W-F conditioning inside with the sprinters). The coach asked if I wanted to go with the "big dogs" today and I figured why not since I'm getting the chance to recover from road runs for a day. Also, I know that I can hang with the top guys in the middle of December....not so much in October or April & May. We had a nice crisp 6+ mile run...well, a run for them more like a tempo workout for me. There was a little of snow on the sidewalks, but not too bad.
Nice win for the Steelers Sunday--another of the come from behind variety. I'm not convinced that Holmes got the ball in the endzone, but I'll take it. Up this week is a game at Tennessee. If the Steelers win and then finish off the season with a win against the Brownies, they'll be the #1 seed in the AFC East. We'll see what happens. One game at a time.
One final note, I'm excited about Beth's venture into the small business world. She's starting a nutrition counseling business. She's got lots of great experience in nutrition and athletic competition, so it's a perfect fit. It was fun seeing her back in August speaking to the XC teams--she's going to do great. So, if you or anyone you know is interested in Nutrition Counseling, get in touch with Beth.