Week 28

Day 183

Strength Day

I can't do a pull-up. I'm not proud of that, but there it is. Anyway, I'm exercising in hopes that I will soon be able to do one. Just one. It's my opinion that setting little goals like this one, in route to a bigger goal, make the day-to-day work a little easier. Today, a 140.6 mile race was not at the forefront of my mind. Instead, I was focused on one pull-up. I think it's healthy to balance the larger challenges in life with smaller and more manageable ones.

Day 184

Exercise: Swim

Time: 40 minutes

Distance: laps

Made it twenty minutes of flip turns before I almost drowned via a massive rush of water into my nasal canal. I legitimately think I have water inside my skull, but hey, I looked good while I was doing those flip turns and everyone in the pool knew it. What's a little water in the brain in comparison to looking cool, right?

Day 185

Exercise: Run

Time: 1 hour

Distance: 6 miles

I ran this evening, so I missed the sweltering heat of the mid-afternoon. That being said, I was still soggy with sweat afterwards. Yeah, that's gross.

Day 186

Exercise: Swim

Time: 40 minutes

Distance: laps

Today, I had the pleasure of sharing a lane with two toddlers who were both intent on teaching themselves how to do the backstroke. After colliding with both of them in the center of the pool multiple times, I looked around for their mother, but she was nowhere in sight. I don't know if I was more perturbed by those kids or their mother, but today was not my favorite day in the pool.

Day 187

Exercise: Bike/Run

Time: 1 hour 30 minutes/30 minutes

Distance: 20 miles/3 miles

I started a new relationship today. She is beautiful and black, and her name is Garmin and she's a watch. I think I love her. She wants to go everywhere with me, but not in a clingy way. She just wants to help me get the most out of my exercises, so I'm happy to have her around. Sometimes she yells at me and tells me to "Move!" if I've been sitting down for too long, but I don't even mind. It's adorable.

Maybe we are moving too fast, but I think we're going to sleep together tonight. 

Day 188

Exercise: Swim

Time: 30 minutes

Distance: Open Water

Garmin and I are in a fight. I know what you're thinking, "You were in love yesterday. What happened?" Well, we may have moved too fast. She said she just wanted to sleep together so she could tell me how well I'm sleeping (and she did. I slept great), but I think I upset her by not giving her enough attention. I honestly don't know. I'm new to the whole relationship thing. Anyway, she abandoned me in my open water swim today. Something about her GPS not working. I don't know. Clearly she's mad at me, but I think this is something we'll be able to work through. 

Day 189


Garmin didn't yell at me today, so that's good. Maybe everything will be OK after all.