I have some friends coming by for a late lunch/ early dinner and to talk business. It’ll also be the first time I use the fireplace this year. And seeing as I figured the house would have been sold in early fall, I didn’t split any wood. So, I’ll be up bright eyed at the hardware store at 9am buying myself a new axe, then off to split some wood for the fire place.
It’s great exercise, good for the lungs. Especially in the cold. It warms me up so much that you’ll typically find me outside in -5 (Celsius) or colder in a t shirt and jeans. I love it.
This is what I’ll be doing every day this week. This is one farm chore I always look forward to.
A diver has a very personal moment of dejection at the bottom of the pool during the 2012 CCCA Swimming and Diving State Championships at East Los Angeles College Swim Stadium on Thursday, April 26, 2012 in Monterey Park, CA. (Photo by Suzanne Tylander © 2012) This particular photo represents an emotional moment rarely caught underwater. This particular diver was expected to win the entire event. The diver knew as soon as he hit the water his form was flawed and that he might have just lost it all. I was fortunate enough to witness this moment as it was unfolding underwater. I captured the sequence of emotion just a split second after he hit the water and began to sink to the bottom with a sense of defeat written in his body language This was the image I chose from the series. I have felt this emotion and disappointment before as many athletes do. My chance to capture it underwater was rare but beautiful. It is a moment no competitive athlete wants to relive but something important that many of us can relate to. It is raw and human and real.
I know this feeling all too well from my racing days.