I am in the very fortunate position to have qualified for the NCAA National Meet that will take place in Tennessee in six weeks time. I managed to swim a “A” qualifying time in both the 100 and 200 Breaststroke at the Husky Invitational in December last year, which was my goal going into the meet. I am very happy that I have my ticket to nationals all stamped! It does mean however that I don’t get to rest and taper like the rest of the team going into our Conference Championship which begin next week!

As the team has gotten into full taper mode this week I have started to feel a little lonely. No one to share the pool with in the mornings. No one to spot me while I lift. Friends taking the elevator instead of the stairs. It is truly a sad state of affairs. I love my coaches but that pool is just a little quiet for my liking!

I sit here contemplating tomorrow mornings early practice, knowing that it will be worth it  in the end, making me stronger, faster and more efficient but  Celine Dion is stuck in my head. Out of mine and into yours friends 🙂

When I was young

I never needed anyone
And making love was just for fun
Those days are gone
Livin’ alone
I think of all the friends I’ve known
When I dial the telephone
Nobody’s home

All by myself
Don’t wanna be
All by myself
Anymore

Hard to be sure
Sometimes I feel so insecure
And loves so distant and obscure
Remains the cure

All by myself
Don’t wanna live
Oh
Don’t wanna live
By myself, by myself
Anymore
By myself
Anymore
Oh
All by myself
Don’t wanna live
I never, never, never
Needed anyone”