Friday, January 8, 2016

Swimming Records & Spinning Records...

I finally found the trick to preventing my goggles from fogging up (read all about it here) and my lovely fog-free goggles helped me complete an incredible 2 MILE swim this morning...
(New Swimming Records: #1 my longest swim; #2 my fastest swim)

I'm so happy! There was a moment (actually more than a brief period of time) at the beginning when I contemplated stopping. But I stuck with it and I'm really glad I didn't give up or give in to my looming fears. 

I don't plan to swim again until Monday, but when I do I will be able to test out my new gadget...
(water-proof iPod to fill my swimming miles with music)

I can't wait to test it out, but it will have to wait until Monday because tomorrow I'm determined to run. It's been a week of non-running, and I have a half marathon in 2 weeks, so time is not on my side. My knee is not 100% (not a good sign) but it's feeling ok. I'm hoping that with short intervals and lots of rest breaks (if I need them) I will be able to get through the miles (I'm going to take my time with these upcoming training runs and walk them if I have to). 

I spent some of today putting things in place for future races. The Sarasota Half Marathon relay is coming up so I finally made accommodation arrangements for my relay team and cheer squad members :) And I started making training and race plans for 2017 & 2018 (because obviously it's never too early to plan for that). In the midst of planning I was talking to a friend of mine about the future goals; here's how that conversation went...

Me: I'm thinking about an Iron Man.
Friend: The movie??
Me:, of course not that's ridiculous. The triathlon.
Friend: Thinking about the movie is ridiculous but wanting to do the triathlon is not?
Me: Right. So what do you think?
Friend: I think you're crazy.
Me: I'm also thinking about the Disney Dopey Challenge...
Friend: I'm not sure how to continue this conversation seriously. Have you run without knee pain yet?
Me: No... :(
Friend: Let's talk after that ok?
Me: Fiiine.

So if all goes according to plan I'm gonna pick up on that conversation after this weekend ;)

In between running, yoga, core work and stretching, my weekend activities will also include indulging in this...

This book has gotten rave reviews from my family members who have read it so I'm eager to see what the hype is about. It's a slow read in the beginning (which is why I've been stuck on page 47 for the past two days) but it's supposed to get better...hopefully that happens within the next few pages ;)

And I'm trying to get a group of friends together to do a virtual run so that we can make some noise while raising money for childhood cancer research; and also because of this...
(It's purple and shiny and the record spins... it spins!!! How cool it that?!?)

What's on your agenda for the weekend? 

For all the book lovers out there...what's your favorite book?

Have you ever done a triathlon? Which one?

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