Not to worry- this is light on politics and long on swimming and fun
1). I think we all know how I feel about this election. Hope is the new black, baby! Obama has a mess on his hands but I believe he will assemble a crack team and take methodical and well thought out steps to clean it up. I’m a happy girl today.
2). I hope my Republican friends and take after John McCain (who gave an excellent concession speech and reaffirmed my admiration for him) and put down the swords to join in the postive energy and the spirit of patriotism and ‘can do’ mentality to help dig the country out of the nasty pit we now find ourselves in. Come on folks – quit acting on your fears and stop hating on the other side. We need everyone’s participation to turn things around!
3). Just when I thought I was over my fear of fish and could really enjoy open water swimming I see this on Fox News
Can you imagine swimming in a river, looking down and seeing THAT??!! Holy crap – I’m going to have to go through a whole new cycle of getting over my fear of fish – damnit!
4). – Speaking of swimming – last week there was a lane with about 5 people in it doing what appeared to be a really hard repeat set. The rest of us looked at the coach and said, “I hope we’re not doing THAT” he said that no – we were not. Later in the locker room I asked one of the women what they were doing and she told me they swam 50 100s with the first 20 or them on the 1:20 and then they went to the 1:30. For those of you who don’t swim that means they swam 100 yards so fast that they ended one 100 yard lap and started the next in 1 minute and 20 seconds and they did that 20 times in a row and then they gave themselves and extra 10 seconds between laps for the next 30 laps for a total swim of 5,000 yards. Mind boggling. They are all life long swimmers who started when they were kids. The woman I asked said, “don’t worry about it – I couldn’t ride my bike 5 miles” It wasn’t much of a consolation, though. I swim 100 yard repeats on the 2:10.
5). Did you know that SWAG stands for “Stuff We All Get”? I didn’t until very recently. doh!
6). – I uploaded my Garmin data to Sport Tracks recently. Previously I had only uploaded a few select runs and races. It thought many of my recent runs were races. It just decided that. Can you spell ‘getting-faster’?
7). – Lastly, I bring you the George Costanza Candy ID quiz to see if you were really paying attention to Halloween or just stuffing your face. I got a 70%. Draw your own conclusions. 🙂