Wednesday, October 7, 2009

And So You're Back, From Outer Space

So, I just looked at the last blog I did and it was September Twenty Flippin first. Oy.Vey.
No, I haven't swam, biked, or ran since then. I totally fell off the effin wagon. Argh! School- I tell you, what on earth told me I could handle three classes in one semester god only knows... but pretty much everything other than school has someone fallen to the wayside. I even had to drop out of choir. I will say though :tangent- teachers disrespectful of students time:
Quite honestly, professors should flipping realize that #1 their class is not the ONLY class that most students are taking #2 that most people who work full time and going to classes are doing the bulk of their homework on weekends,not the night before class. It is totally ridiculous for any professor (and in my case all THREE of my professors) to email assignments at 6:00pm the night before class and expect them to be handed in. Which, of course they have to be handed in.. but not without a lot of swearing, a lot of groaning and just general pissed-off-ed-ness. I have found that even on my "gym" days (Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays) Ive had to bypass the gym to get home to do some insane assignment. :end tangent:
Now, I know that people say "if exercising were my priority I would make time" True. It's not that it isn't a priority it just isn't my number one priority and perhaps therein lies the problem. However, school to me is more important at the moment---- and maybe that is a sign of predestined failure. I don't want it to be.. Im going to try like hell to make sure it doesn't happen. And I will sure as the white of my teeth, NOT take three classes next semester. Or, if I do, they'll be online classes.

Thankfully, I have a really super support system, who have been e-mailing me wondering when I'm going to blog again and when I'm getting my arse back in gear. And I am especially grateful to two people specifically. In the spirit of anonymity - since I've made it a point this far NOT to reveal the who's, or where's of myself.... I will just say my S-I-L and my triathalon inspiration, whom I will refer to as my MB (motivational buddy) have seriously been fabulous, and I wouldn't have made it back to the pool without their nudging. <3>

So yeah- pool day 1 today. After a comedy of errors, including not being able to find my swim cap (which consequently discovered in my laundry room [I can only assume it was wrapped up in a towel with my bathing suit at some point or another] my elusive goggles on the other hand are MIA) and that brings me to point numero dos.

Obviously, always carry spares. Unfortunately, I had to purchase a new swim cap at Lifetime when I got there ($15.99 TOTAL rip off.. but what's a girl to do) then I discovered that my usual Speedo Vanquisher goggles are M.I.A Thankfully I have another pair of goggles as "backup" but they sucked- they worse than sucked.. I dont know another word that could accurately describe the disdain I have for said crappy goggles but I had to stop every 2 laps just to get them to unfog (even AfTER spraying them pre-swim with anti fog). Fail. Hard-core fail.

Lesson learned- spares should always be of equal caliber to your main set - otherwise what is the point. So, alas, I will have to go and purchase a new pair of goggles as I have been unable to find the missing pair. And, they are hot pink, so it's not like they would be hard to spot :o(
I really liked those goggles... it may sound crazy but they were nice and broken in... new ones will take time to get them to the right give and bend.

I was actually kind of scared as to just how much I would fall behind considering I haven't been in the pool for three weeks, but surprisingly I felt great. I cut off my workout at 1000 yds, because a. it was my first day back and b. Lifetime apparently, even though I was told when I joined that lap pools are ONLY for adults, and there is a whole SEPARATE pool for kids and their swim lessons- there were only THREE lap lanes dedicated to adults, the rest of them filled with little kiddles taking their swim lessons- ridiculous. I'm sorry, I don't care if Lifetime makes money off of those buggers or not- Adult lap lanes should be adult lap lanes, period. If they don't have enough room in the additional pool for all of their classes, tough. Or schedule swim lessons earlier or later than the 5:30 rush.

So, yay for being back in the saddle. One of these days, probably Friday or Saturday, I'm going to have to contend with Gustav ..... he's been taunting me for weeks.

Until tomorrow