This happens every year. You too, right?
  1. Hairs on neck stand up.
  2. Heart pumps.
  3. I tell myself, I still got it.
  4. I go to the Rose Bowl pool, ready to get back in the game.
  5. After just 200 yards I realize how very far outside the game I am.
  6. I do a kick set. Less embarrassing. Good people watching.
  7. Then finish with an all out 50 from a push, just to see... Nope.
  8. Warm down (to avoid absolute body shutdown) and hit the showers.
  9. Until next year...