Thursday, May 28, 2009

Like a Good Idea

I still chuckle at the picture in my mind...

Myself, and four of my (best) triathlete friends were going for our first open water swim of the year in freezing arse cold water.  We paused by the pier to regroup.  Any excuse to get our burning faces out of the water was a good one.  A crowd was up on the bank celebrating Easter I believe.  Some of them made their way down onto the pier to laugh and point at the crazy-ass triathletes.  One of the group said, while he adjusted his goggles:

It seemed like a good idea at the time...

Such a simple, yet profound statement.  I am giggling again.  But you know what...  Even if I knew the water was going to be that cold again, I would do it all over again.  Crazy is as crazy does.

After my less than strenuous weekend, Monday, I got a wild hair up my boo-tay and decided I would pop the P90X Abb Ripper X video into the DVD player.  We can do anything for 15 minutes, right?  Truth is, I wanted to see how much core fitness I had lost/gained since graduating from P90X.

I surprised myself.  Not only did I do every exercise, I did every exercise at their pace without stopping.  I was as strong if not stronger as the day I graduated.

For the rest of this week, my core has been bitchin and complainin.  It seemed like a good idea at the time.  For those of you who are unsure, let me tell ya.  You use your core for every facet of swim, bike and run.  This, I know :-)  My swim today reinforced this fact, as  thought for sure my wee six pack would be feeling better.  Did I mention I rocked my swim today?  I came in at 1:25 on the 100's, 1:00 on the 75's, and 0:39 on the 50's.  I was very, very happy with that!!

Jimmy and I are off to Columbus GA this weekend for the State Cup soccer tournament.  Not only will I be getting to do some awesome games, I am also bringing my bike.  The place we are staying is 1 block  from the River Walk, a 14 mile trail that runs from Columbus to Fort Benning along the Chattahoochee River.  It should be a grand adventure!

You guys/gals have a good weekend!!

Wes

22 comments:

Chad in the AZ Desert said...

Have a great weekend, Wes!

Jess said...

I can only imagine how a swim that cold is especially, um, shocking for a man to jump into. I bet your balls leapt into your liver!

triguyjt said...

enjoy the weekend.....soccer..soccer and running and more soccer and running at soccer and more soccer...

have a good time sir!!

Kevin said...

Have a great weekend

Missy said...

Have a great weekend..it always seems like a good idea at the time. Isn't that what they usually tell the ER doc when they get there?!

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

So many of those things seem like a good idea at the time. LOL

LBTEPA said...

1.25 on the 100s!
we are not worthy *bows low*

Jess said...

Have a fun weekend! Way to rock the Ab Ripper!

Sarah said...

Dang, you are a fast swimmer. I hope that I can pick up some speed like that this summer. Have a good weekend, it's gonna be gorgeous!

Carolina John said...

have a great weekend wes! that swim sounded tough. i'm sure it was a good idea at the time.

Kim said...

THAT'S IT! i am going to get my butt in the pool 4 days a week so i can keep up with you! speedy swimmer! have a great weekend friend!

Michelle said...

Have a fun weekend!

WannaBe5Ker said...

Great soccer and bike trip to you! Awesome that you are doing so well!

Annette said...

I think you need to get a shirt made. :) Have an awesome weekend.

Runner Leana said...

Thanks for reminding me how important core strength is. I really need to get off my duff and work on my core!

I hope you have a fantastic weekend!

Juls said...

I heard someone mention the P90X program the other day at work. Her son was doing it and invited her to join the yoga day. She only survived 20 minutes saying it was HARD.

Calyx Meredith said...

Way to rock the P90X again! And the swim. You are on your way to tri god status in my book!

Marcy said...

YOu're freakin cuts Wes! I can't believe you'd even go back to that craziness! I'd be all like "Ummmm I finished it once and that's good enough" HA!

Run for Chocolate said...

Nice Wes! First open water swim!

Marni said...

Wow! Those are great swim stats!
can't wait to see you all at IG Atlanta!

Gotta Run..Gotta Ride said...

The Ab Ripper is NO JOKE!!! Way to hammer is Wes.

Darrell said...

Every once in a while I get a good ab workout, either on my own or with the trainer. I love that ab achy feeling for the next couple of days. Lets me know I did something.

I should do it more often.