Wednesday, November 30, 2011

6 a.m. wins and losses ...

By 6 a.m. this morning, several things occurred. Some, wins. Some, not so much.

Things I DIDN'T do this morning:
  • skimp on my training
  • sleep in
  • put on my contacts
  • remember my GPS watch
  • run outside
  • drown
  • sink
  • drown
  • panic
  • drown
  • flail
  • drown
  • breaststroke
  • did I mention, drown?
Things I DID do this morning:
  • woke up at 4:30 a.m.
  • more swim training than I've ever done in my life
  • wore a latex cap, goggles and a new swimsuit
  • swam 200 meters (yes, that is more swim training than I've ever done in my life)
  • didn't drown
  • swam freestyle, something I was convinced was impossible
  • ran inside on the YMCA treadmill
  • swam
  • contracted pinkeye
  • swam
  • wore my glasses which are 10 years old and the wrong prescription
  • swam
  • wore a winter hat while running on the treadmill even though the gym was 14 billion degrees just to keep the glasses from falling off
  • did I mention that I swam?
I'm calling today a win. Pinkeye and all.

22 comments:

Jen said...

Wow! Dedicated to not drowning in Texas, eh? Great job!

MCM Mama said...

Woohoo for swimming and not drowning!!

I get pink eye from the kids about once a year. Every time I'm reminded that my glasses are from before kids. New glasses in 2012! That's my motto LOL.

Kortni said...

Hilarious! It is kind of gross that you swam with pink eye. I am sure you are glad to have the first swim out of the way!!

Robin said...

Pink eye is the worst! One of the evils of swimming in a community gym pool. Good thing you didn't drown! www.dashingdiva.net

Mile Posts by Dorothy Beal said...

Oh goodness! Nothing can hold you down :) p.s. wish I could swim but I would most likely drown

(Just) Trying is for Little Girls said...

I like that you DID "didn't drown". I think swimming in the morning is a huge accomplishment, any distance. Wow.

Jessica Karazsia (@irun26at8) said...

I have never been a swimmer but just started going to the pool this week. I am loving it! Sorry about the pinkeye. Ew.

Karen said...

Well, everything except the pinkeye and running in the winter cap sounds great!

fancy nancy said...

Oh my word I wish I could have seen you running in the winter hat inside! You gotta do what you've gotta do!! Nice job on not drowning!

Marlene said...

So let me get this straight. YOU SWAM?!

Woot, way to go girl!! You'll be busting out 2000+ m in no time.

Running Ricig said...

I'm really glad you didnt drown :)

Wym said...

I'm teaching my husband to swim right now as he gets ready for a new super-job. I notice most people who struggle with freestyle do not have an efficient kick. Start with a kick board and get long legs with floppy feet. You get get fast, faster by breaking it all down :)

Katie said...

Woohoo! I would call it a win too!

SupermomE12 said...

It takes someone very brave to go after something new and scary. Awesome!! With your determination and athletic ability I have NO doubt that you will be rocking that poo in now time at all. 70.3 is all yours :)

Glad you are feeling better!!!

Run with Jess said...

O' crap... Pinkeye?! Nice SWIM!

Deb said...

Awesome! One of my primary goals for my tris has always been "don't drown".

Lucy said...

Woohoo go on with your swimming self!

runningforthree said...

I'm looking into swim lessons right now. I want to complete my first marathon before I do my first triathlon, but I figured I'm going to need a ton of help with my swimming efforts. Good job not drowning!

carrie said...

I love that you didn't drown! That is a HUGE check on the win side! You ROCK!!! I always keep eye drops in my medicine closet, pink eye and strep are the two illnesses of choice in this house!

Aimee said...

Yay for not drowning!!! :)

Christine said...

Getting up at 4:30 is already impressive, but getting up to swim is bad ass :)

XLMIC said...

Does the pinkeye match your pink compression knee-his? Sorry...bad joke :P

Awesome on the swimming! I couldn't do it... well, I don't want to do that :P But you are a rockstar cuz you DID!

Hope your eye is all better soon :)