Thursday, April 22, 2010

2 Miles inside my brain!


I swam two miles in the pool last night! That's 72 laps. I gave blood yesterday so I had to take it easy so it was like a "brisk walk" as far as impact, but it was still a challenging obstacle. I swam 1.5 no problem, just never tried 2 before. I'm sure I could swim longer, its the longer & "harder" part I have to work on.

Here was the hard part: Motivation!

The original plan was to swim 1 mile, then do a Pilates class. I was a little nervous of the giving blood thing, plus Jen who was going to do it with me, had to work late. I was driving to the gym and I tried to convince three others to come with me. I had one bite: Anne (Thank GOD)!

No Pilates and a 5 mile comitment to FB this week.. made me realize I had to try 2.
So I texted another friend and said I was going to do 2 miles tonight. - this gave me the accountability I needed.

Here's how the swim went, I have to let you in my brain to truly understand, from here I'm in the lane and swimming:

1-2-3, 1-2-3, 1-2,3, 1,2,3, (I'm a 3 breather), 1,2,3, 1,2,3, turn
1-2-3, 1-2-3, 1-2,3, 1,2,3, 1,2,3, 1,2,3 - click the lap counter
1-2-3, 1-2-3, 1-2,3, 1,2,3, , 1,2,3, 1,2,3, turn
1-2-3, 1-2-3, 1-2,3, 1,2,3, 1,2,3, 1,2,3 - click the lap counter
1-2-3, 1-2-3, 1-2,3, 1,2,3,4? --CRAP I FORGOT TO BREATHE, NOW I'M ON THE WRONG SIDE

1-2-3, 1-2-3, 1-2,3, 1,2,3,HEY MAYBE I'LL TRY A FLIP TURN.
1-2-3, 1-2-3, 1-2,3, 1,2,3,1,2,3, 1,2,flip.. OUCH.. SCRAPE FOOT ON BOTTOM.
CRAP I SHOULD TRY THAT AGAIN.

1-2-3, 1-2-3, 1-2,3, 1,2,3,1,2,3, 1,2,flip.- CRAP I'M ON THE BOTTOM, GOTTA SWIM PRETTY FAR TO GET TO THE SURFACE.

1-2-3, 1-2-3, 1-2,3, 1,2,3,1,2,3, 1,2,3 flip.- ooh got it that time.
1-2-3, 1-2-3, 1-2,3, 1,2,3,1,2,3, 1,2,3flip.-
1-2-3, 1-2-3, 1-2,3, I'M SLOWING DOWN.. OH MY HEAD IS LIFTING, LOWER MY CHIN.. 1,2,3
1-2-3, 1-2-3, 1-2,3, 1,2,3,1,2,3, 1,2,3flip.-
1-2-3, SLOW AGAIN, OH, LEGS DRAGGING, CRAP THATS FROM MY HEAD.. LOWER CHIN! - FLIP
1-2-3, 1-2-3, 1-2,3, 1,2,3,1,2,3, 1,2,3flip.-
1-2-3, 1-2-3, 1-2,3, 1,2,3,1,2,3, 1,2,3 - CRAP SCRAPED MY FOOT AGAIN- I'M DONE WITH FLIPPING SHIT.
1-2-3, 1-2-3, 1-2,3, 1,2,3,1,2,3, UGH LEFT ARM HURTS.. OH.. DUMBASS, YOU'RE BREAKING IT BEFORE YOU BRING YOUR RIGHT BACK.
1-2-3, 1-2-3, 1-2,3, 1,2,3,1,2,3, 1,2,3 TURN
1-2-3, 1-2-3, 1-2,3, 1,2,3,1,2,3, 1,2,3
1-2-3, 1-2-3, 1-2,3, 1,2,3,1,2,3, 1,2,3
OOH.. BUFF GUY IN LANE NEXT TO ME.. I'LL SPEED UP THIS LAP
CRAP HE'S SLOW..
HAHAH.. HE LASTED 3 LAPS.. AND IS OUT...
1-2-3, 1-2-3, 1-2,3, 1,2,3,1,2,3, 1,2,3
1-2-3, 1-2-3, 1-2,3, 1,2,3,1,2,3, 1,2,3
1-2-3, 1-2-3, 1-2,3, 1,2,3,1,2,3, 1,2,3
1-2-3, 1-2-3, 1-2,3, 1,2,3,1,2,3, 1,2,3

OK WHAT LAP AM I ON?? 26 ARE YOU KIDDING? WAIT THAT'S.... HM CAN'T COUNT ON MY FINGERS WHILE THEY'RE MOVING.. THAT'S ALOT OF LAPS TO GO.. AT LEAST 40.. UGH.. OK I HAVE 10 TO GET TO 1 MILE THEN I'M HALF WAY THERE..

1-2-3, 1-2-3, 1-2,3, 1,2,3,1,2,3, 1,2,3
1-2-3, 1-2-3, 1-2,3, 1,2,3,1,2,3, 1,2,3
UGH.. WAIT NOW I HAVE TO PEE.. I CAN HOLD IT.. BUT I'M IN WATER, AM I MAKING THIS UP TO MAKE AN EXCUSE TO GET OUT?
1-2-3, 1-2-3, 1-2,3, 1,2,3,1,2,3, 1,2,3
1-2-3, 1-2-3, 1-2,3, 1,2,3,1,2,3, 1,2,3
I REALLY HAVE TO PEE.. BUT IF I GET OUT, I WONT GET BACK IN.. OR I'LL LOSE THE LANE.
1-2-3, 1-2-3, 1-2,3, 1,2,3,1,2,3, 1,2,3
1-2-3, 1-2-3, 1-2,3, 1,2,3,1,2,3, 1,2,3
MAYBE IF I GO FASTER I'LL STOP THINKING ABOUT IT..
1-2-3, 1-2-3, 1-2,3, 1,2,3,1,2,3, 1,2,3
1-2-3, 1-2-3, 1-2,3, 1,2,3,1,2,3, 1,2,3
ITS GETTING WARMER IN HERE, DID SOMEONE ELSE PEE IN HERE? --OH THEY TURNED ON THE HEAT.
1-2-3, 1-2-3, 1-2,3, 1,2,3, 1,2,3, 1,2,3
1-2-3, 1-2-3, 1-2,3, 1,2,3, 1,2,3, 1,2,3
OK I'LL MAKE IT..
1-2-3, 1-2-3, 1-2,3, 1,2,3, 1,2,3, 1,2,3
WEIRD DUDE STANDING AT END OF MY LANE..
1-2-3, 1-2-3, 1-2,3, 1,2,3, 1,2,3, 1,2,3
1-2-3, 1-2-3, 1-2,3, 1,2,3, 1,2,3, 1,2,3
OOH... I HAVE LEFTOVER PIZZA IN THE FRIDGE, IF I FINISH I AM EATING ALL OF IT.. YUM..
1-2-3, 1-2-3, 1-2,3, 1,2,3, 1,2,3, 1,2,3
1-2-3, 1-2-3, 1-2,3, 1,2,3, 1,2,3, 1,2,3
1-2-3, 1-2-3, 1-2,3, 1,2,3, 1,2,3, 1,2,3
1-2-3, 1-2-3, 1-2,3, 1,2,3, 1,2,3, 1,2,3
PIZZA, PIZZA,PIZZA,PIZZA

4 comments:

  1. Awesome, very funny! Love the accountability and the not being able to count because the fingers are busy. :) ROFL

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  2. Love it Laura!! And I totally would have abused you if you didn't swim the whole two miles. JK. You should be proud of yourself!

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  3. I LOVE IT! You are fabulous, Laura. Keep up the great work (as always) :)

    PS Just about everyone in this coffee shop has looked at me because I cracked up reading this :)

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  4. Hilarious.

    But did you make it??

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