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!!