Feeling Strong Again

Today was our third practice with the boys team, and our weekly gnarly swim set was 10x(1×200@2:45,1×50@1:00 all out). Finally, finally, finally I swam at my normal pace. Finally on the second half of the swim set, I wasn’t dead-dog tired. Finally, my arms weren’t aching and cramping at the end. And finally, I kept up with Chelsea and most of the boys. It is absolutely the best feeling in the world to know that I’m back in top shape…and just in time for our first game tomorrow!! I absolutely cannot wait to play! Yay!

Today was also my first official work day with Ready Steady Go Kids. It was hockey day today. I really like the set up of the program, because I learn the lesson during the 2 year old group, which typically has only 2-4 kids and they are helped a lot by their parents. Then, by the time that there are 11 or 12 kids in the second two sessions, I am more familiar with the lesson and ready to teach!

During the third session today, I had a take-it-all-in moment. Imagine ten children (2 girls, 8 boys), all ages four and five, standing along the sideline of a basketball court, hockey stick in hand, poised to shoot the puck, looking your direction for the “ready, steady, go!” sign. It was absolutely adorable!! I really, really enjoy the job so much.

Alicia’s Aussie Phrase of the Day: cop shop. Meaning police station. Usage: One of the boys told me that he spent the day at the cop shop because he got in a fight the previous weekend.

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