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.
Time: 40 minutes
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?
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.
Time: 40 minutes
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.
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.
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.
Garmin didn't yell at me today, so that's good. Maybe everything will be OK after all.