Let’s go to the beach..
Well those of us who can, I suppose. As my team packed up in Vermont mid-last week to head for exactly that, I’ve stayed up in Vermont to begin some real world experiences. As they dove into a beautiful Olympic-size outdoor pool in warm and exciting Puerto Rico, I dove into my first two weeks of student teaching.
And although I know we’re both working extremely hard, I can’t help but be a little jealous of their breaks on the beach in between doubles practices. Along with two long and tiring practices in the pool per day, I’m confident they’ve found time to fit in a little running, push ups, and a lot of squats to keep up with their Crossfit training.
Having had the opportunity to travel with the team to PR my sophomore year, I know they’ve found some time outside of the gruesome workouts to have a little team bonding and fun. I’ve been sent pictures of beautiful sunsets and updates on their exciting adventures, including para sailing and snorkeling.
The team also had the opportunity to face off against Division 1 schools La Salle and Kansas, both of which were training in PR for winter break. They were challenged to work hard against the higher division teams and posted some great swims accompanied with awesome times.
Although I’m sure they’re not entirely ready to return from the warm sun, I’m anxiously awaiting their arrival back in Vermont. It’s been a tiring two weeks for me as well and I’m ready to participate in some team bonding this weekend with two meets in New York. We’ll face off this Saturday against St. Rose and Sunday versus Le Moyne.