Yesterday, I woke up at around 5am or so, thanks to my cat. He has a bit of an irregular sleeping schedule and at around 5am every morning, he'll get quite rambunctious. On Wednesday, it was no exception, and I was wide awake listening to him play with all of his toys, all at the … Continue reading One Mile Victory In The Pool
There are many mornings where I arrive at the gym hoping to the stars above that the pool is absolutely empty. The water will be crystal clear and still. No pointless chatter. No gawkers. Just me and the lane and no one to bother me. Well, that's absolute BS. It rarely happens, and it doesn't … Continue reading Tips for Swimming In A Crowded Pool
I fell asleep really early last night -- 10pm or so -- and ended up waking up at 4am with nothing to do! I was still a bit sore from the day before, so I tried to get some more shuteye and then I opened up my inbox to see an email from SparkPeople... With … Continue reading 6am Gym Date, Got My New Bike Trainer
My foiled plan to grab a pre-work brick workout was foiled twice: once because I stayed up too late one night and subsequently overslept, and another by a sudden 9am office meeting. However, I tried to go to bed at a decent hour last night (decent, meaning midnight) and woke up relatively early enough to … Continue reading A Brick Before Work Keeps My Mood In Check
I'm doing some research on upcoming triathlons in the Seattle area that I'll be able to train for and race once I get settled in. I found one in nearby Kent and they have three distances: Olympic, Sprint, and Super Sprint. I'm considering the Super Sprint distance -- it's only 1/4 mile open water swim, … Continue reading Should I Consider A Super Sprint Triathlon?
This post sings a bit of a different tune. It's more about the lulls in energy or drive that hit me in my daily life, be it work related, training related, or personally related. It seems more so than ever I am aware that my life really is a series of unbalanced scales. I have … Continue reading Temporary Lulls Are Just That…Temporary
On Friday I completed my very first long swim of one mile. (I think I completed something close to a mile before in an open water swim, but I don't count that too much because we took a lot of breaks and it was with a class.) It was one of the few times where … Continue reading Thoughts I Think While I Tackle The One-Mile Swim