Am I Badass or What?
Well. It is cool down here in Florida.
Again, I can not complain much, because it’s supposed to get warm again on Thursday. So. two days of very uncomfortable temperatures. Compared to the rest of the US, I think I’ll be OK.
But my coach, having a sense of humor…or being completely unaware of the weather….or some strange combination of the two decided that I should swim 1.25 mile today.
I would have done it in the morning, but darn it, they closed the pool until 10:00am because the heaters can’t do the warm up in the dark morning, they need help from the radiant heat of the sun, as weak as it is.
So after a very late meeting, I hit the pool in the dark. The pool felt like a HOT hot bath. The arm on the other hand felt like really really cold. I was so aggravated by the coach, and so I swam faster than usual, trying to get done in time to let him know just what I thought about this workout. I was further helped along half way through when a less than cooperative swimmer joined my lane. He was wearing flippers so was much faster, but he also didn’t want to just split the lane, so every 6th lap or so I had to take a moment at the end of the wall to let him pass and then move on. He did eventually get tired and I caught up, but..because I didn’t want t be lapped I really pushed a bit harder, so as irritating as he was, big thumbs up.
I am glad this workout is done, and I’m proud of myself for sticking with it even in our bizarre weather.
Onwards! How is everyone else coping in the cold?
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