Feel much better today!
I got all the crap on my long list of things to do done by 8:00pm yesterday! Yay! I THOUGHT for a minute that MAYBE I could watch 24....but then I remembered that 24 makes me all fired up and unless I wanted to swim on 3 hours of sleep, I'd better stick to my game plan of taping it. Then I watch it while on the trainer Tuesday afternoon, where it is GOOD if my heart rate is up.
Forgot to mention in yesterday's frustration that I had a kick-arse run on the Hinckley Hills on Sunday with my buddies Silent Bob and Iron Johnny. We did 12 miles and negative split them, to boot! We did them about 30 seconds FASTER than I did them last year in Flying Pig training...but my effort felt the same, so I guess that's a good sign!
Okay, back to today: I woke up at 5:05 and had a really good night's sleep. Good thing I passed on 24. :) Headed to the pool. MAN, was it crowded! I felt like the first one at the party and the last to leave today, as lots of people would get in for 10 minutes swim or thrash around, and get out.
I tried to just stick to my line and follow my set. I had some warm-ups and drills, and then some 600s at varying speeds. One older gentleman squeezed in between me and another guy. Hey, it's all good....gotta do what you gotta do in this Y pool, so I don't mind when people cram a bit.
I DO MIND WHEN YOU WHACK ME IN THE FACE AND DON'T EVEN SAY YOU'RE SORRY!!! Step off, dude!! OUCH!
That fired me up a bit and I negative split that 600 BIG TIME.
(he eventually did apologize, and then I felt like an arse for getting all P.O'ed in my mind)
Anyway, before my last set one guy that had been next to me for a while got out while I was resting and payed me a really nice compliment about my swimming. It was so nice that I'm too embarrassed to even mention it. I was flattered and told him thanks and that he made my day! I felt like Summer Sanders for about 7 seconds.
Okay, back to reality.
Pumped out the last set and cooled down. Did 3500 yards again and felt like I could keep going and going and going! That's a good sign.
But alas...that whole work thing just gets in the way. :) Good thing my school is very understanding and good thing I have 1st period planning!
Tonight it's 1:15 on the trainer: just me and Jack Bauer, then my iPod shuffle...and then back to the gym for some weights!
Balance, balance, balance. It's comin'. I'll get there. :)