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Saturday, January 17, 2009

The Spitter

When you are out on a run outside, all bodily function needs like spitting, snotting, burping, farting, etc. are totally in bounds. When I was brought into the running lifestyle, my running pal told me about these rules. You were not to point it out and in fact it was quite acceptable. I'm totally cool with that.

But, what do you do when you are running on a treadmill at the gym and the guy in front of you on the recumbent cycle keeps spitting on the floor? When he first did it today, I thought "no way, I didn't see that?!" But, then he did it again and again and again...

I told Matt about it and he said it was gross, but hopefully the guy would clean it up. When he got off the cycle, he cleaned up his sweat, but ignored the spit. To be truthful, it would have been hard to find because he was spitting on the carpet rather than the mat underneath the bike.

The dude was old and fat. I wonder if he was at an age where he figured he was old enough to get away with shit like that. I hope I never think that is acceptable. I didn't tattle on him though. Should I have?

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Who knew?

So, today for the first time ever, I timed 4 50s doing a stroke other than freestyle and 2 50s doing freestyle. Here is how it went:
backstroke: 1:02, 1:02
breaststroke: :58, :59
free: :59, 1:00

Okay, so I know I'm turtle slow, but lets ignore that. I had no idea that my breaststroke was faster than my freestyle stroke. I guess I'd always figured that free would have to be faster, but apparently not. No worries though - I'm not going to start doing breaststroke during a triathlon. Besides not wanting to wear down my legs prematurely, I hate it when I get kicked by someone doing the breaststroke during a race.

In other news, it seems that the cold and snow have kept the New Year's Resolution crowd down at my gym. I'm not complaining. I'm interested to see if it will be a permanent effect or if they will eventually bully themselves to the gym. Will keep an eye on the situation.

Sunday, January 04, 2009

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year everyone! Hope it has been great so far!

On New Year's Day, I joined the Cleveland Triathlon Club for the annual Polar Plunge. See picture below as well as a fun video my husband put together. It was my fourth time plunging into Lake Erie and it really wasn't too bad. The lack of wind helped tremendously. One of these years I'm going to get my head wet, but I keep chickening out every time. Seriously, your body is so numb, it isn't shocking until you come up out of the water. Even knowing that though, I haven't been able to go under all the way. Oh well, still fun!

I have a smiley face on my swimming suit.

January is the busiest month for me at work, so my posts will probably be even more sporadic. Doesn't help that I don't really have much to write. Nothing too exciting happening here. In the meantime, have a good one!