It's Monday, which means I got my butt kicked on the bike this morning. I was a few minutes late to class because the kids didn't have school today and I actually had a wake KK up at 9:15 - which never happens (post-Halloween sugar coma?). I almost skipped class to let her sleep, but then I thought better of it. Damn me and my public promises.
Then this afternoon I took the girls and a few friends to the new Smith Aquatic Center. It's a nice pool with a great kids area, two water slides and a decent diving well. One of the bonuses of having swimmers for kids is that they don't need (or want) me to watch them, let alone hang out with them in the pool. But they are only 8 & 10 so I have to be there. So, what do you do when you're in you swimsuit at the pool, you don't need to be chasing little kids anymore and cocktails aren't an option? Here's a crazy idea - how about swimming?
I won't lie. Even after all the miles I've logged running and biking over the past few months swimming laps wasn't easy. Truthfully it was hard. I was winded after my first 6 laps. I continued on, however, and completed 34 (with periodic breaks to check that the kids were still alive - I did have the neighbor kids, too, afterall) which is about 1/2 a mile.
What are the chances that Hyam's kids, who happened to be at the pool at a birthday party, remember to tell her not only that they saw me there but that I was actually swimming? Because the way I see it that was a bonus workout - I deserve a little extra credit for it.
And as for the third leg of today's triathlon - [[sleep]] - I just swallowed my Lunesta and hope to be accomplishing it very soon too. Good night!