Here are some cute pics of the kids quick before I get to business!
Ichi-duck (and a new hair cut)
The weather out here in the midwest has been pretty crappy - along w/ well, the rest of the nation. There has been talk of not allowing swimming in lake michigan due to sewage dumping... blah blah blah... so we just proceed as usual and wait to see what race officials say on Sunday a.m. Hopefully we'll be able to swim.
I got my stitches out today and the doc gave me the go ahead to swim.. w/ antibacterial ointment and a bandaid. I've been instructed to clean it when I'm done and go about my business. It's still kinda open and narly looking, but she said it looks "good".. wonder if she would say that if it was her finger. :)
I'm nervous and excited. Trying to keep it all in perspective - I'm not trying to win. I do have a number (random as it is) that I would like to come close to as a "respectable time", but all in all I know the goal is to have a good time - you know how it is. :)
Okay. I better go get all my gear together. We're heading out of here at 7am tomorrow. We've decided to leave Jason and Lily in Madison with mom and dad - this brings my stress level down quite a bit... okay I'm off to prepare. Check in on Monday for the update!