In my last post I said the hills would tumble when I attacked them on Tuesday. It was true, though I think it had more to do with Todd Herriott’s poker faced attacks that left me wobbly for the first part of my cool down run. (He would look like he wasn’t even breathing, then he just doubled his speed and took off. Next week I’m keeping up.)
I need to work on my poker face. If I’m hurting it’s pretty obvious. I also found out when my sister and brother-in-law came over a few nights ago that my literal poker face is pretty poor. Mathew (the B’n-law) called exactly what was in my hand both times I actually had something. "Ben has the full house". True. "Ben has two pair". True again.
This weekend is the Men’s NCAA Championships in Federal Way, about 50 miles from my house. I’m heading down there on Saturday to watch, along with a gaggle of ex-swimmer friends. For those unfamiliar with the event, NCAA Champs is the pinnacle of college swimming. The A cuts (which are an automatic qualifying time) are the fastest time standards of any swim meet. Sure it’s harder to get to the Olympics for people who live in swimming powerhouse countries like the USA and Australia, but the minimum standards are slower, so that more countries can participate.
I’m stoked to watch some fast swimming. Maybe it’ll inspire me to enter some swim meets this season.