Wednesday, May 06, 2009

"Easy" Swim (3,000 yds)

Hi. It is me again. Updating my online training log.

This was the longest swim I've done since starting this crazy business. It went fine except for the huge whale of a guy next to me but what can you do? I got new goggles that are clear so this made it SO MUCH BETTER. I love them. I don't know why I didn't do this earlier. Made me feel much less claustrophobic during the swim and they're shiny and new which is an added benefit. I also got a leg floater so can do pulls now, which was awesome too!

But seriously - I must have been blind before I got these goggles. I am SO happy.

I feel like I got in a really good workout. I think I am going to be sore tomorrow.

Easy Swim:
Warm Up:300 Swim300 Kick300 Pull, 8 X 50 IM order on the 1:30
Main:Free Pyramid:100, 200, 300, 400, 300, 200, 100 30 Sec Rest for each.
Cool: 100 Choice


Now I'm hunkered down in front of two laptops (and a TV) trying to make sense of my life. I have a lot going on.

Work is terrible, our client - one of the most insulated companies in the world - just laid off thousands yesterday and several were people I deal with on a daily basis. So this transition means delays and more questions and everything feels up in the air. But mostly I'm just feeling bummed that some of these really good people are sort of screwed now. I also can't help but feeling like this is a contagious plague and who knows if you're next. I really am trying not to spend any energy on this, but how can you not?

I finally got my calendar together for the next few months - the major stuff, like travel and events. I have a lot going on and more to be planned! It is all great stuff (wedding showers, visiting my family, holidays, camping, races, the actual wedding, honeymoon and mini-moon if we're lucky) so I really can't complain. I'm glad I got it all on paper and have a good sense of what is next. Because how can I take another breath if I don't know what is going to happen? I need to always know what is going to happen and WHAT THE PLAN IS. No, I'm a type A control freak I am just completely and utterly PSYCHO.

And I love it.

Speaking of psycho. Weddings. Oh my god people - this industry is insane and the amount of data online is sick. I was so tired last night but couldn't sleep because all I could think about was the minutiae of wedding planning. I finally gave up and opened my computer and read for HOURS on wedding blogs. It is sick, but also can be helpful. I found a couple of good planning tools and templates that I'm going to put together now so that I don't have to stress out about the potential stresses in the future. I love all of this DIY crap but I also appreciate just throwing some $ at it and making it go away. I think there will be a combo of that for our wedding, but seriously...I just want to have FUN. And look hot. And not get too wasted. Guess what - the Portland marathon is the weekend after our wedding.

More on all of this later. I didn't mean to bring it up here, but sometimes you start typing and can't stop. I don't want to confuse training log with bridezilla here. However, if you want to start getting involved and make this interactive let me know cause I need all sorts of help (fake eyelashes, wedding shoes, skin care, makeup, hair). Then there's the fun stuff that I LOVE (decor, flowers, etc.).

Ok, I'm done. Sorry for the tangent.

Have a great night.


jen said...

Wow, great job on the long swim! You're doing great with your training lately. Can't wait for our bike ride this weekend!

I'm glad you're getting organized (um, more organized) with the wedding and stuff. Let me know anything I can do to help!! :) It's going to be awesome. Such an exciting time.

Susan said...

I don't think I've ever swam that far! Good job!

I think wedding planning is what you make it...if you think you're going to stress out all the time, you will. If you only set out to have fun with it, you will. I've also never planned a wedding, so this is only based on watching my friends pull their hair out. :)

Carlee said...

Nice job on the long swim...if you figure out any tricks in regards to wedding planning let me know cause I'm completely lost in this whole process!

Zach said...

Nice work on the swim dude.

See you Saturday for the ride.

Jen Rife said...

Hey - Thanks for posting your swim workouts. I needed some new ideas. I'll try this one tomorrow!

As for wedding planning, my best advice is to do what makes YOU happy. Don't pay attention to tradition or what other people do - it's too stressful and there is no right/wrong way to do things. Make sure the day reflects your personalities. My biggest regret was that I DIDN'T do that. My wedding was classic and formal - totally not me!

the gazelle said...

you know I'm there for shoes - and if you need anything else, let me know, although I have limited talents in other areas. Unless you need a spreadsheet. I am a spreadsheet GODDESS. Or maybe you will need some wedding corn - I think I'm going to have a LOT of corn. I am looking forward to our field trip.

aron said...

I say bring on the wedding details :) I am obsessed with weddings and parties and all of the above. I still read wedding blogs too allll the time even though mine was almost 4 years ago! so fun :)

Sarah said...

fake eye lashes? crazy town.