Week 35

Day 232-233


Day 234

Exercise: Swim

Time: 1 hour

Distance: 1.8 miles

Swim was easy today. I went early in the morning so as to avoid the W.A.V.E. women and that turned out to be a great decision. I hate getting up early in the morning to exercise, but I'm always thankful I did afterwards. It's the best way to start your day. I just wish it was easier to remind myself of that every time I choose to press the snooze button.

Day 235

Exercise: Bike

Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

Distance: 20 miles

It was raining today, so I biked inside. I decided today that I don't enjoy sweating excessively in front of other people. Most people who ride bikes in the gym only ride for a few minutes, so they barely break a sweat. Then there's me dripping sweat all over the machine. Grabbing a wipe to clean off my bike after riding for over an hour is not one of my prouder moments.

Day 236

Exercise: Run

Time: 3 hours

Distance: 15 miles

I don't know what it feels like to pull both of your hamstrings, but I got pretty close to that feeling today. Everything about this run was great until mile 12 when it started to rain and I started to cramp. The last three miles were anything but fun, and they culminated in me walking/running (minus the running) the last mile. What made it worse was that on my way to my car I walked past a skate park where all the cool kids were doing their tricks and stuff and I was covered in sweat/rain and limping/stumbling along. And no one wants to look like a loser next to a skate park. Even though most of the kids in the skate park haven't hit puberty yet, I'm still painfully aware that they're cooler than me.

The lesson learned today is that I need to stretch more. Otherwise, I'm going to end up hobbling to my car and feeling insecure next to a bunch of pre-teens. Not something I enjoy.

Day 237

Strength Day

Operation Look-Like-An-Ironman has fallen well behind schedule. I bought my one-piece triathlon suit last week, and let's just say it's um...very form-fitting. I've got a couple pounds to lose before I make that guy look good, so here's to push-ups and crunches.

Day 238