Okay I had this really cool awesome post planned out in my head - I even took pictures for it last night.
Only my husband is a craphead, and transferring pictures for me doesn't rank as high on his priority list as giving himself oral cancer whilst reading how we're all doomed on the Ron Paul message boards.
Let's all take a moment to shoot him dirty looks.
Okay so that didn't work, but I am buying myself a cheap digital camera so this doesn't happen in the future. He says "oh you can just use mine" but what good is using his if I have to wait several days for him to get me the pictures?
Having said that I don't wanna do the post without the pictures, so I guess this will just be homework I'm turning in late.
Speaking of late homework...I did something yesterday that I've never done before swam, then biked, then ran - the Sisterhood Olympics Mini-Tri!!!!
500 meter swim
12 mile bike
3.1 mile run
I'll have to tell you that 10 laps in the pool was the hardest by far. I'm not a swimmer, never have been. When I was little I learned how to splash around, stay afloat, and propel myself from one side of the pool to another. But actually swimming, not a single lesson.
Side note: any parents of smaller children I beg of you get your child real swimming lessons!! Its seriously no fun having to learn how to do this stuff as you're approaching your 30th birthday.
A few months back I bought a rockin' Nike suit to try my hand at swimming. With a body like mine, one piece suits make me look like one of those 5 year olds at the pool. You know the ones, they've got a little pudge in the belly region but they haven't started to develop "up there".
Yep that's me in a one piece, belly-bigger-than-her-boobs-blob. Two pieces are much more flattering. They mostly come with underwire and give the illusion that I have something.
A two piece like this, however is not condusive to lap swimming.
(I would have had a picture of the Nike sport suit but well...)
*Glares again at Jay*
Any way the swim sucked but I finished in under 30 minutes so I was happy. Then it was on to the bike section. It was on the recombant bike, which I hate but its the only one they have in the fitness center and I wasn't about to bike in 40 degree temps with a wet head.
By the time it got to the run I was getting excited - only 5K left and I had really done it! The first laps of the run sucked, but by the last two I was really pushing it.
My goal for the entire mini-tri was to come in under 2 hours - which I totally did!!!
Now I'm looking into doing a sprint tri on May 31st. Now to work on the whole breathing while swimming thing!
PS - next week I'm skiing and will give you the full report on that "something new" too!!