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Try not to die of shock: Mileage update

Wednesday, February 27, 2013


Home was good. I luvs those family peeps. Wish I could have stayed even longer!

Right back into CRAZY WOW AHHH work week when I got back. Literally; I got back at 10pm Monday night and had to be at work at ~7am Tuesday morning. ARRGH.

It's fine. Eh. Food is going okay; I'm in my calorie range this week. Having more of a routine helps. Over the weekend was hit or miss but I'm not stressing about it.

Most importantly, I finally got back in the POOL. POOOOOOL!

I had skipped a few swims back before vacation, because I was just too burned out. Then on vacation, I actually got in a swim (though the pool was wee and short, so mini-laps).

I got in ONE swim last week, but my bad cold prevented me from sticking to my usual schedule. I figured... better not get pneumonia like a stupid.

Two swims so far this week, so here's where I am:

865 actual laps in the 98 foot gym pool, PLUS 49.5 laps in the shortie Florida pool (about 27 & 1/3 gym laps, -ish).

= 87443 feet = 16.56 miles.


It bums me out to admit it, but probably not.

I need 4.4 miles yet. That is 239 laps and change, or 240 laps.

I can swim tonight, and tomorrow night. Neither of the coming mornings, because I have stupid PT both mornings. I can't swim Friday night because I'll be driving to D.C. to run a workshop on Saturday. ARGH.

The hotel has a pool, so I may try to get in a swim there anyway, on Friday night. We'll see.

But since I can't count on that, that's TWO evenings to get in my 240 laps. 120 laps per swim. I have never managed that many; neither endurance wise nor with the gym time restrictions. It's VERY unlikely I'll have 2 uninterrupted hours both nights to swim as many laps as I want. So 21 miles by March 1 is not happening.

I'm still going to finish my 21 miles, we'll just see how many days late I am.

Just pretend everyone is waiting on the beach in France, with the barbecue ready and the corkscrews to open the wine ready to go, like "COME ON ALREADY, WE WANT TO PARRRTY!"

Since I'm a party pooper with this challenge (I pooped my own party!) I'll just spoil the surprise now: In March I'm doing pushups. Some kind of... pushup related challenge. Maybe I'll be smart and take pictures of my gunless wings now, and then at the end of March, BAM! GUNS!


Happy almost March everyone.
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  • HFAYE81
    LOL omg you crack me up. I've got my tickets!!! Also, wow that's a lot of swimming!
    1878 days ago
    Yay! You did amazing with having the month be 2-3 days short, plus the days you lost being sick. And you still plan to finish up, so it is still emoticon

    So, about this push up challenge? Details, my friend. I can't do push ups on the floor, the new knees aren't up for that yet, but I do wall push ups (okay, push outs, smarty pants emoticon ) I may have to appropriate your idea...Since I'm snowed in until probably April!

    We got probably 8 more inches last night/today and more is coming down. Ugh. I may try to get a picture tomorrow, but the mobile web/"smartphone" will probably eat it like it did todays blog (don't ask! Not pretty)

    Have a great night! Big hugs and noisy kisses!
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    1883 days ago
    It doesn't matter when you finish just that you finish. And March's challange sounds great. emoticon
    1883 days ago
    Can I get first row seats? Maybe you can go all crazy on some watermelons and make it like a Gallagher show while you show off the guns!
    1884 days ago
    Wow, that's a LOT of swimming! emoticon

    I used to work for a guy who always said, "reach for the stars, and you'll make it to the moon." I know it's not great goal setting advice, but we got a LOT done working for him.

    This was an aggressive goal. You can hold your head high!

    FYI, I'm going to be about 6 miles total for February.
    1884 days ago
    Woohoo my tickets to the GUN SHOW!!!

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    1884 days ago
    Doing as many miles as you have for a short month is great. I wish I knew how to swim. I have taken swim lessons but as soon as I know I am over my head I can't swim I sink like a heavy rock. I admire people who are not afraid of the water when it is over their head. Keep on swimming that is awesome. emoticon
    1884 days ago
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