My head is filled random thoughts today. I don't have much to say about training this week as it has been sort of meh. I figured last night's swim would be the same.
So anyway, I forced myself to go to swim. And, I'm really glad that I did. It sort of pulled me out of the weird funk of a week I've been in, workout wise. Some tips from Erin and a good hard swim and I felt so much better. I thought, when I got in the pool and looked at the set, that I would be miserable the whole time. The set was a warm up followed by sprinting for 50 and then recovering while swimming longer yards. Each got progressively longer (then we ended with swimming in crowded lanes, then a cool down). The thing that seemed impossible was the sprint 50 swim 1000. Seriously?
But, I did it, and I felt strong the whole time. I even had a couple of moments where I swallowed a little water or coughed, but I didn't stop, and I got a bad cramp in my foot toward the end, but I kept going, cause I know that come race day I won't be able to just stop if I get a cramp, gotta swim through it. So, that's what I did. And you know what? At the end, I felt awesome. Seriously that swim felt good. It was hard, but in the best possible way. I just sort of felt like everything clicked for me. It's funny, during the swim I didn't think about anything but the 50 meters I was swimming in that moment. I kept my mind focused and didn't drift off, like I usually do, thinking about other plans. Maybe that was the trick, focus. Starting to feel like me again. Sometimes a good workout is just what I need, and I needed that one.
Nine mile run tomorrow, I'm excited about that. I'm not excited that the team run is in Torrance. So far away... Although it is way further for some teammates, so I guess I should stop complaining. I do enjoy running, so I'm going to just look forward to it. I thought about skipping the team run and doing it on my own, but I'm thinking it might be nice to go run somewhere new for a change. Hm. Sunday is our long bike ride. 50 miles. I'm trying my best not to dwell on it. If I do I'll get nervous.
So, to distract myself from thoughts of Sunday I'm going to leave you with five random tidbits for Friday, about me. Some you might know already, some you might not. Some might surprise you. If you want to know more about any of them, just ask, I'll tell you.
"Ferris Bueller's Day Off" is my favorite movie. Seriously. I know most, if not all the lines. "The question isn't 'what are we going to do?' the question is 'what aren't we going to do?'" I think I'll have to watch that this weekend to distract myself from thoughts of the bike.
Growing up, my mom was kind of famous here in L.A. People would stop her all the time, occasionally they still do. Its kind of odd but kind of cool too.
I've never dated someone for longer than 6 months. And, I don't think its weird, why keep dating someone you know isn't right for you? (I promise in 6 months I have a pretty good idea of this.) I'd rather be single than with someone I know isn't right for me.
I've had plastic surgery and I know its one of the best decisions I've ever made in my life. Oh, and I was 17 when I had it, and still I have no regrets about it.
In my opinion, compassion and loyalty are the two most important qualities in a friend.
"Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it." - Ferris Bueller