three things thursday
1. I had an amaaazzzzing swim yesterday, and it was exactly what my body needed. I was still tight and stiff everywhere from my last two leg workouts, so I skipped bike/legs day and went to the pool. I spent most of the time swimming working on my 5-stroke breathing, which I completely suck at, because I can't breathe over my right shoulder without sucking in a lungful of water through my nose and then spending the next 10 strokes horking and snarking water everywhere like a pig in mud while creating a giant traffic jam. By the time I finished, though, it was much better - I'm still lifting my head too high out of the water on that side instead of turning, but at least I'm breathing in air only. I also did 2 sprint sets - a ladder and then 8x25yds - and was pleased with both how good I felt and my time on the 25's. My shoulder didn't really bother me at all, and I think I'm moving from "recovery" to "rebuild." I've also decided to stay in the "slow" lane whenever I can, because the people there are generally more willing to share and a lot less irritated about the little things ("did you know that your kickboard was TOUCHING MY FLIP-FLOP?!").
2. A year from now, no matter what I decide (dual degree or no), I will be done with school. DONE.
3. The headliner event: I ATE TOFU! No, just kidding. Last night I was part of a tweetup of DC runners/twitterers and had a blast. It's hard to just go off and meet a bunch of new people, because there's always that chance they will be really dull and you'll have to stab yourself in the eye with a fork so the ambulance will take you away instead of waiting all the way through dinner nodding and grinning like a Kewpie doll before you can gracefully excuse yourself/run screaming from the restaurant. Thankfully, last night was the opposite of that (at least for me!). I LOVE RUNNERS, and had a blast. Can't wait for the next time!
This picture I shamelessly stole from Kirstin's twitter. Her blackberry takes amazing pictures.
Also, I never knew my nose looked like that.
You had a choice between really blurry and extra blurry.
@ultrarunnergirl, @thisamazingday (me, dope), Katie (Liz's sister who I do not yet stalk on Twitter), @lizard151, @BeeZales, @DCRunnergrrl, @heatherdcRD
Happy Thursday, everyone!
Tomorrow: I Suddenly Realize It Is Not May Anymore