Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Seal it up

It is the day I hate to see come. It signifies the true end to the summer in my mind.  No more diving in the pool after a jog in the blistering heat. No more coming home from work and doing laps until dusk. Le sigh. The cover has been stretched tight over the crystal clear cool water.  The pool is all tucked in and hibernating for the winter. I have decided that I am going to focus on cycling and running this winter.  After the new year I will find a pool to start the swim training again.  I just feel like my cycling and running really need the most work. That and saving the money I would have to pay to a pool means more bike upgrades. I know I don't have to convince you that I really really NEED them right? I knew you would totally understand.  Anyway, I will miss the convenience of a pool right outside the door.  Hopefully it will be an early spring and that cover can come off sooner than usual.  You hear that Punxsutawney Phil?!?!?!?! You had better if you know what's good for you.
On a good note, I did manage to drag myself out onto the bike for a 9 mile ride on the hill loop.  It wasn't easy since I am still recovering from the nasty sickness.  The lake of mucus in my head seems to have dried up for the most part but I was still feeling drained and was winded way to easy.  I did better on the hills than last week but was completely wiped out at the end.  I was rewarded for my hard ride up and down hills when I went to take a shower at work only to learn that there was no hot water.  When I say no hot water, I don't mean there was just a little bit, I mean not a drop of slightly warm water at all.  It was like the water was seconds from freezing right before it came out of the shower head.  After whining to myself for a few minutes I decided to take the plunge so to speak.  It was still worth the ride and the arctic water seemed to help me breathe better.  
Today's weight is 276.

PS DC RAINMAKER is giving away a Timex Global Trainer.  Go here to have a chance at it.

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