Monday, December 13, 2010

Shoulder massage. Short rant.

I skipped KBRCC on Sunday, much as it pained me to do so. But when I have to think about my knee and take it easy going upstairs, it's not going to be a good day on the bike. Plus I managed to sleep in a bit, which is a rarity.

Monday was 1.25 hrs in the pool. A nice easy K to warm up, and I needed lots of warmup. Kick and pull. Stroke drills. Some 100 m intervals, though they were a bit on the slow side. Cool down. Then 15 minutes water running in the dive tank.

My massage therapist asked me to move Sunday's appointment to Monday, so after shuffling around some stuff I finally got my shoulders worked on. Last week was the biggest swim week ever for me and I was feeling it a bit.

I suppose I should count the walk in Chinook Mall today. No, not Christmas shopping. Bah! There was a catastrophic failure of swim shorts as I was putting them on. I'm just glad I noticed. I used a backup pair, and added that to my list. About 45 minutes from one end to the other and back.

The dangerous part was walking past the Apple store. It's easily the most crowded store in the mall, except for maybe the Chapters.

The scary part was the walking in general. People texting while they walk; I was tempted to hip check one person. People stopping to chat in the walking lanes, rather than moving over a few feet into the space between the chairs. One of these years I'm just going to push those people over and trample them. And I have zero patience for ditherers that don't know where they are going. It's like they just woke up and are trying to process the idea they are in a mall. And the other people that get my goat are the ones that don't signal their turns. There are all sorts of subtle ways to indicate where you're going so that those about to overtake you can make the appropriate plans. Till they do something unexpected. Grrr. Lastly, don't get me started on double wide strollers.

Weekly Summary
Swim 4.75 hrs
Bike de nada
Water run .5 hrs
Run .5 hrs
Total cardio 5.75 hrs
Core 2.0 hrs


  1. So why did you venture to Chinook during the busiest time of the year??

  2. Haha, you're such an angry old fart, Keith. But so am I. I think you just listed all of my major pet peeves. :)

  3. I have to agree with Nicole. You can't expect much else at a major mall in December.

    You want to meet for a run? I'll just have to bring my kids in my double wide chariot... Haha, having said that, I've never actually used the double wide in a mall, but I guess I'd annoy you on the running paths too. ;)

  4. wow, based on your weekly summary I can definitely see you like swimming! I know I'll start finding it fun again once I ramp back up and regain some swim fitness... hard come, easy go. Thanks for the reminder. And thanks for visiting my blog; any friend of Earthsea is a friend of mine!


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