Yesterday started off great. I got to run with Adam and once again, we proved being safe and seen is sexy! We count how many runner and cyclists we pass who have no reflection or lights on them. Light up, people! The life you save may be your own!
The rest of the day, not so great. I couldn't focus. I was tired and no amount of coffee could fix it.
Today started off rough. I was determined not to let it get me. I had 2200 yards of swim intervals to complete. There is water aerobics at my pool of choice on Thursday evenings from 6-7 (The time I would swim after work). Easy fix, swim before work. Headed out the door this morning and when I got to the gym I grabbed my swim bag and my gym bag. I reached in to my gym bag and UGGGGGGGGGG! My watch is at home. Yes, I could have swam with out it. Yes, the work out would have counted. But damn it, I had intervals and I wanted my watch.
Other random thoughts:
When rUnladylike interviewed me, she asked me what was the best part of triathlons. I told her the people. It's true. It is through running and tris that I made some of the most amazing people. I've also met a bunch of self absorbed egomaniacs. Back to the positive. You hear me kvell about Adam (RH) on a regular basis. Today I got a much much needed pep talked from Karen. Twice this week she has made my day. The first time was on Tuesday when she just wanted to check in on me. She said I looked really tired Monday night. (I was really tired Monday night.) Today, she just listened. Didn't solve. Didn't judge. Reminded me of things I knew but needed to be reminded of. Hugs Karen! And then tonight there was Keith. Keith put up with my crying mess for 8 miles in Charleston and he makes me laugh.
There are some friends I haven't even met yet. Justin just spent about 2.5 hours talking to me about my saddle and nutrition as I begin my panic for my first Century this Saturday. Thank you Justin for your patience in explaining everything an appreciating that I am completely and utterly in new uncharted territory (to me). Speaking of my saddle. Thank you Anne for suggesting this. Hopefully it will help on Saturday! I get to meet Anne and her husband Saturday at the ride.
|A little extra cushion can't be a bad idea.|