What a great summer it has been. In Montana we have had nice HOT weather for over a month, which has resulted in really nice water temperatures in most all of the lakes I have been swimming in! I've been NO WETSUIT now on all swims since the 6th of July (no looking back now!) :)
I was just a teensy bit shy of my yardage goal this week, but I opted to compete in a local race rather than get a big training day in today. I'm still feeling GREAT about my training. I'm about to go into a recovery week this next week…so I am expecting to be feeling a little tired and cranky this week while my body re-energizes!
I'm happy to give you a nice update on Isabella…the Enduring Waves Foundation was able to purchase a new SOFTER bed for Isabella…and check out this great post from her mom, Jessica:
Quick update: Isabella is doing great! She had treatment in Spokane last Thursday and is handling everything like a champ. It is so wonderful to see her happy. Some amazing people pulled together and bought Bella a new bed. It is such a comfortable bed. We have really seen a difference in how soundly she sleeps. She wakes up earlier and happy because she slept so well. We don't hear her moaning or crying in her sleep anymore. Thank you all who pitched in for the bed. It is an incredible gift. Bella's next treatment in Spokane is July 31st. We will post another update soon.
So a BIG THANK YOU to everyone who has donated already to assist Isabella. Next weekend we have an open water swim race series, the first annual Flathead Lake Swim Series, proceeds of which will benefit The Enduring Waves Foundation (and Isabella!). Here is a great article on the race series:
We have 40 swimmers signed up for the event (one from Tennessee and one from Florida!). We are looking forward to a great event….and Isabella is expected to make an appearance and maybe sign some autographs! :)
Well its past my bed time….I'll post more later!