No, that's not a misspelling. Yes, that's a real word. What's more, I did it outside in our front patio, in front of the world and everybody. Make of it what you will.
The massage yesterday was a pummeling that wiped me out for the rest of the afternoon. It was a good and thorough, deeeeep massage. Wow. Nothing really wrong with my legs that stretching, rollering, massage, and a bit of rest won't cure. However, I'm getting more dubious by the hour about running in the 10 K on Saturday. I'm pretty sure I could do it, but the plan was to make it part of my regular workouts, and see if I could crack 1 hour. I'm not going to try it, and put off a full recovery for some indeterminate amount of time if my legs blow up. So you may well see the story of my first DNS this weekend.
Today was a forgetful day. It's a good thing my brain is permanently installed inside my head, but now I need to get a grip on my mind to keep it from wandering away. Older readers of my blog.... I mean, let me rephrase that. People that have been reading my blog for some time have a hint about what's coming.
It's true. Once again. Sigh. There I was, taking off my pants at FOMC, looking forward to my swim, when I suddenly realized I was lacking a certain essential gear. Not essential for swimming, per say, but essential for swimming in a public pool. My shorts were still on the corner of the chaise lounge in our bedroom, where I had walked past them several times while getting dressed, after having written out my workout plan, and got my swim bag all ready. About all I could do was shower and head off to where the car was going to get serviced, and hope they could start early. While waiting I got some real work done on a course I'm taking.
Just after lunch, I carefully packed again, and headed for Canyon Meadows. I got in a nice swim, working more on my form than anything else. No problems breathing this time. I was getting a really good grip on the water, and my flip turns were the best they've ever been! I was actually surfacing smoothly, like I do with open turns. I'm sure the good flip turns took some time off, because I wasn't really pushing for a fast swim, and I ended up doing a 19 minute K. Added in some pull, backstroke, and kick only, for a half hour total. Then another 20 minutes of water running, till my calves started to complain a bit. Then 10 minutes of core stuff. All good.
No, I'm not going to tell you what it means or what I was doing. No more hints, either. That would spoil all the fun. I want to see what you guys think it means before you go looking it up.