Wednesday, December 3, 2008

The non swimming Splish wearer

Monday was my first time back in the water since Sept. 6th. Leave it to Ms Injury USA, I somehow pulled a tendon or something in my bicep after my last 1/2 in September. I attribute it to tossing on a full wetsuit and swimming/racing hard 1.2 miles in it when I hadn't worn it in any outdoor practice swims.I'm beginning to agree with myself( we have these little talks every so often) that as practical as I am at times, I do the most idiotic things reinforcing I'm not the brightest bulb on the tree, possibly one brick short of a load? Swimming only continued to irritate it more when attempted so like with the running, I had to shelf it for a while this fall.


Returning to Masters after 3 months off is equivalent to a hot poker to the eye. Don't you agree?

Even a week away is painful.


I used to lead the lane at times. I now ride the back of the bus. Forget about the back of the bus, picture me holding on to the bumper with my teeth.


I hated getting out of the pool without at least 3800 for a workout. I now slither out mid main set still breathless from the warm up set.



It's not pretty but like they say, what goes down must come back up like my 401 profit sharing(please god) and hopefully my swimming.


There will be no Short Course Meters(800 free) December swim meet at BU for me. Waaaaaaaa.


The one hour swim ain't looking so good for January either.



I did make this fun suit today though and I got a nice email from one of my lane mates that makes me want to come back for more pounding. "Elaine-It was great to see you today. We are happy you are back in the lane.BB"

17 comments:

Cy said...

What an awesome suit!! I must admit that having the Splishy's rotating on the side of your blog was sort of hypnotic....NOW MUST GO BUY NEW SUIT.

The swim will come back...just be patient ;-)

Molly said...

THAT is a great suit!

I'm sure your swim will come back with time!

Chr15 Tree said...

Love it!

This splish company, do they do trunks for guys too?

Pedergraham said...

I am sure your lanemates would love that suit. I can think of a few coaches who would like some of their swimmers to wear it. I was going to ask if you were swimming at B.U. Good luck getting back into the "swim" of things.

Jennifer Harrison said...

I agree with CY...those Splish suits coming at your are hypnotic. I loved them all!! Very fun! The swimming does come back...be patient...but glad you are back in the pool, for sure!
:)

Trigirlpink said...

Ok..the whole splish suit slide show... A PAIN IN THE BUTT! Blogger makes it seem simple to "add a gadget" slide show but after a billion tries, and it wouldn't work, I finally figured out how to download my own code stuff and cut and paste it in the gadget box to get the damn thing to work. It took HOURS to figure out and I don't even think I remember how I did it. phew.....

puremadnessjen said...

Love the suit!!!! I want to get them for some of my swimmers!

It is tough after being out that long, but it will come back quickly.....

GCDavid said...

Looks more like an ad for a proctology exam :).

Mer! said...

I *LOVE* it!! You are SO creative....absolutely awesome suit!!

And..OMG on your talent to write your own code to get the suit to show up. Rockstar woman!

Fabulous!

Trigirlpink said...

Mer... I won't go that far in taking credit for writing my own code. Naaaaaa Lots of cut and pasting and some help from Mr. TGP/MIT nerd. :-)

Amanda Lovato said...

I second what Mer said! SO creative!

Mel said...

THAT IS SO FUNNY....I would def kick you there...ha...yeah I am still not loving swimming..so that suit would not work for me unless I want 20,000 kicks to the ass:)

Your a swimmer though..so it will come back and leading the lane:)

Missy said...

Definitely swimming goes quick. Hang in, you'll be back in no time!

rr said...

I LOVE that suit! So cute. I haven't even considered the pool yet.. you're a star for getting back in it. Must follow your lead..

GoBigGreen said...

TGP: You take Ms. Injury NE and I will take Ms. Injury MW. Take your time getting back in the pool, ya' got ALL winter. And yes your suits are awesome, I love the candy cane one and the black with flowers..I just made 2 and eagerly await their arrival.
Stay warm and work on those scapular stablizers dry land, that should help with the biceps stablization.

Eileen Swanson said...

SUCH A COOL SUIT!! LOVE IT!

Chr15 Tree said...

Thanks, I'll go for the speedo style I think!

The ride was good too, even if it was damn cold!