Man, this week is FLYING by. I’m still basking in the glow of my 5K swim. I may get a shirt made that says, “I swam a 5K.” I know this isn’t a big deal to for real swimmers, but dang, it’s a big deal to me. I love it.
I swear I’ll stop talking about the swim in a
week month or so.
I’ve got a really fun weekend planned and I may just go to the Gasparilla parade. Tampa has a big, huge pirate party this time every year and I haven’t actually been to the parade in a few years. I used to go every year back in my early 20’s. You know, when hangovers didn’t last 48 hours. Ah, those were the days.
I’m thinking this year, I’ll go, see the crazy 20-somethings and remind myself why I’m happy to be 33 and no longer trying to make a drunken “Arrgh” sound sexy. Haha.
In addition to pirates, there will be workouts, of course. Thus far, my three bike rides a week has been going pretty well. We had a cold snap and I was trainer bound this morning. That trainer is the pits. I’m looking forward to an outdoor hammerfest with Coach Steve on Sunday. Well, maybe just the outdoor part.
Coach Steve has a phrase when it comes to triathlon that I’m going to implement and repeat now and again on this here blog. It’s a Coach Steve original and it makes a lot of sense: “Don’t Be the Carnage.” He basically wants his coachees to hold it together for all three disciplines so at the end of any race they aren’t, well, “carnage.” Hopefully these hammerfest rides help get me past being the carnage at Ironman Chattanooga. Only time and training will tell.
Happy Thursday everyone!
News flash – you are most certainly a "real swimmer". Also, I love that phrase about carnage. Need to put that one into practice.
If I swam a 5K I would be shouting for joy…right after I stopped gasping for air!! Great job!!
I love this Steve-ism! Not sure how much I'm "looking forward" to hammerfest but excited for the challenge 😉
Definitely love the Steve-ism, as his advice is always so sage. And I'm fairly certain you're a real swimmer. I'm not sure many people would argue that anyone who swims an open water 5k is a real swimmer.
Haha!!! Steve is full of -isms. My week is slow as a stuck turf. Let's trade? You are definitely a REAL swimmer. Quite a badass one too!:)
You kick my DOGGY PADDLIN AZZ! haha
Have a great weekend Beth! Hang onto that high from the 5k swim. it's a great one.
You have every right to talk about the swim, I think I'd tell everyone I came across if I did that.