Wednesday’s child is full of….terrified!!!
Lately I have had the feeling that my days are all running together. I am working like a maniac at training and at work, so I am having that kind of unsettled feeling as if something has been, or is about to be forgotten.
This is the Build. I remember it from last time. For me…I would prefer a build to be at a non-stressful, non-busy time at work and in my personal life, so I could stress out my body with intensity, but keep my mind all nice and tidy. Life…though, thinks differently.
Anyway I just barely got things together to get to work JUST in TIME for a presentation. Literally, I clocked in and had 10 minutes to make it to the presentation. I seem to have lost entirely my flash drive, and also my black lights which are important for the presentation.
Presentation went pretty well…and then I headed back upstairs. The day seemed full of interruptions and playing catch-up. I had forgotten that I was making a Skylight presentation for our ICU, so I essentially made it in about 4 hours. It actually came out great.
Through the day I was getting emails from Coach Skeletor. Mostly about when we were going to meet up for weights. I was looking forward to this meeting because at this point in my training, I also had a load of questions. So I was pretty distracted every time the phone buzzed.
I finally made it to the gym, and was pleasantly surprised when one of our elite Triathletes who has always been a bit stand-off-ish said Hi to me and we had a brief but pleasant conversation.
Hit the pool for 3000 yards. After a while…it was a “just keep swimming” kind of a swim. I was aggravated by a minor but irritating work problem and thinking about it was causing me to lose count. Then handsome triathlete man all of a sudden was swimming beside me in the next lane, so I tried to speed up so I might seem impressive. And I was ROTFLMAO about this because…well, if you are swimmer…and especially one doing a workout, this is typically what you see.
Anyway, I finished my 3000. was not thrilled with the time it took and went into the locker room. I took a shower and was really relaxed, then I saw on my phone that Skeletor was running late. So I renegotiated the time, which was a good thing because in the end I was almost late.
Got to our meeting spot and he is on a BIKE. I have a mountain bike in the back seat. He pulls it out. He puts on my helmet for me…And off we go. right. I can not ride a bike. I can not.
So we did circles in the parking lot of gliding and lots of screaming and use of the brakes. He pushes me up hills and I squeal some more. This is SCARY stuff for me. About 30 minutes into the session he looked and me and I at him and I said, “This is ridiculous” He said, “This is hilarious”
I really did not enjoy the entire session because I felt at every moment that I would fall, even though he was pretty good at keeping the bike steady for me. He kept saying, “Less Vocalization” more pedaling.
Well, I still can not ride a bike. But I can coast a little bit better. I’m going to continue to practice on a flatter area near my apartments.
I told a friend about it and of course she and everyone else found it also hilarious! So I sent him a thanks email, and told him that everyone is thinking this is terrifically hysterically funny, all except me. It was not that funny for me!
This morning I get a buzzing on the phone….
“Well, it was pretty funny at many points.”
I’m gonna learn to pilot that thing, I am…right after a nap!