April 22, 2006

Smiles So Wide

Morning Workout (and, for that matter, the Afternoon Workout too)
30 minutes in the Ocean

6 hours
Heart Rate Zone: Aerobic (Zone 1), Lactate Threshold (Zone 2) with a bunch of long, steep canyon climbs up to Steady State Threshold (Zone 4)

34 minutes
Heart Rate Zone: Lactate Threshold (Zone 2)

Random Comments: Like many people, Cat is not a big fan of swimming in the ocean. However, she is quite the adorer of dolphins. Come to think of it, "adore" might not even be a strong enough word to capture her feelings. She's infatuated with dolphins, if that's even possible. She must have retractable cheeks because, I swear, the smile that stretches across her face at the sight of a dolphin extends far beyond the confines of her cute little face. So I'm sure you could imagine her reaction this morning when we were at the beach. Cat was standing about in dread, not the least bit motivated to get in the water... and then Flipper and his family of friends appeared out of nowhere, majestically cresting the surface. I'm not sure, but I think I may have even seen one wave a fin to Cat. Needless to say, Cat decided to get in the water lickety-split. And what a wonderful swim we had, if for nothing more than to swim amidst the serenity of the dolphins passing us by. Ahh... It definitely doesn't suck living in Santa Monica.