Always have to stop and pay respect to our Mom’s. It’s easy to forget all of the selfless work our mothers do to make us who we are. I can’t express enough gratitude not only to my own mother, but the mother of my children. I can remember many of the words my mother said to me that helped shape my life. Much of it was the typical “you can do what ever you want, as long as you work hard enough”. Much of it was far more important, like how to behave, and how to treat others. Those talks are the reason Simple Man by Lynyrd Skynyrd is one of my all time favorites. 
I would be lost without Stacy. She is a wonderful mother for both of our boys. I especially lean on her heavily when it comes to Quin. He was diagnosed with Autism 3.5 years ago, and I don’t know if we would have gotten that far if it was left to me. Of course he career as a speech pathologist means she has a lot more knowledge about Autism than I do. I really rely on her for making the decisions when it comes to Quin. If it wasn’t for her, I would have to be working much harder to do tons of research on every choice we have to make, and there are many.
Here are a few photos from our Mothers Day yesterday at Stacy’s Mom’s house.


Training is still going great. Friday I just wanted a quick swim session with a sprint or two, just to make sure I was ready for Saturday’s meet. That meet could have been a disaster. Thanks to a kids meet that was before it ran late, our masters meet warm-up started almost 3 hours late. Then warm-up was shortened, and relays were eliminated (which means potential rest between events was cut). The toughest part about the delay was since races were going to run past 11 pm, it meant I really needed to have a meal before the meet. I like to swim on a somewhat empty stomach, but going that far would have been ridiculous. So I had to swim with a somewhat full stomach. It could have been rough. I wanted to go faster, but actually came away with times that I’m not terribly disappointed with, in the breaststroke events; I went 33.2, 1:13, and 2:48. Those aren’t bad in season times for me. I was happy with my race execution for all three, and found some things to work on. So a positive experience, despite.
This morning I did my Workout Trainer app workouts, Sexy Swinging Dumbbells (forget the name, this was actual a really good workout, and my hamstrings are quite angry with me) Drill Sergeant Mom (a Mothers Day special workout, boy Mom has gotten tough over the years!), and finished with one of my favorites, P90X Ab Ripper X.