Week 3

Day 15

Exercise: Run

Time: 1 hour 10 min

Distance: 5.5 miles

I have a normal route that I run from my house, but the thing is there is this massive hill about two miles from where I start. It's a blast to run down the hill because I feel like a gazelle, but coming back up makes me hate every ounce of concrete beneath my feet. With the risk of not getting to feel like a gazelle, I tried a new route that avoided this hell (that was a typo, but I'm leaving it). Well plot twist, this new route that I have never run before had three hills back to back to back, and it was absolutely miserable.

The life connection here may be obvious, but I'm going to say it anyway. Don't avoid the hills in your life. Tackle the hill that's in your way, or you'll accidentally find three new ones that are much much meaner.

Day 16

Exercise: Swim

Time: 1 hour 10 min

Distance: soooo far

Today, I decided that I was going to start doing flip turns between each lap...LOL. That lasted three full laps. I got so much water up my nose after my last flip that I almost crossed over to the dark side of that fine line between swimming and drowning.

The bright side is that the elderly women's water aerobics class got a great life as I came up choking and spitting up water, so that's just awesome.......Dear pride, come back to me one day. I promise I won't throw you away so haphazardly if you return to me just once more. Sincerely, Jonny.

Day 17

Exercise: Bike

Time: 2 hours

Distance: 25 miles

Office bloopers round two did not disappoint. I'm going to have to figure out a way to attach an iPad or something to my real bike, so that I can watch YouTube videos during the race. That's cool, right?

Things I Googled today: iPad road bike aerodynamics

Day 18

Exercise: Swim

Time: 1 hour 20 min

Distance: Swam ten million laps. Did not find Nemo.

So there was a guy in the lane next to me today wearing flippers, and every part of me wanted to punch him squarely in the face. I already wrote about how I have a hard time not competing with the people in the other lanes, and today was no exception. The only problem was that I lost every. single. time. It was infuriating, but also man am I an idiot or what? Obviously, I can't keep up with someone who has flippers, yet despite being fully aware of that fact I tried anyway.

Dear hubris, why do you come to me as easily as pride leaves me? I wish you would get out of my life and never come back. You're tacky and I hate you. Sincerely, Jonny.

Day 19

Exercise: Bike

Time: 1 hour

Distance: 14 miles

I spent most of my time on the bike today thinking about the fact that I still haven't registered for an Ironman yet. I have the race picked out that I want to do, but I've avoided actually registering. I may or may not have commitment issues (something I'm sure I will talk about with a counselor one day), but I felt a strong desire to register today.

I think that I secretly don't want to register for a race because right now I still have an out. If I wake up tomorrow and don't want to do this anymore, I can still quit because I'm not fully committed. However, I'm starting to recognize that this is a terrible way to live one's life, so I'm going to register today...or tomorrow...soon. Definitely soon...please don't judge me.

Day 20/21

I took both these days off because a.) my body hurt and b.) it was snowing, and I couldn't make myself leave the house. It's cool though because I did like 20 push ups today, so that should just about cover my strength training for the week...