Saturday, January 31, 2009

Week In Review

Ahhhhhhh January is all but a memory. Now I hate to wish time away as it seems to go by way too fast as it is but can I just tell you I'm so done with ice and all it's wonder coupled with continued thermometer readings in the teens. My driveway has been a complete sheet of ice for over 3 weeks now. Instinctively, I enter and exit my car in a way that my feet never leave the glass like smooth I'm-gonna-take-you-down surface. I'm actually getting good at it. I'm even ballsy enough to carry several items in BOTH hands while balancing hot coffee in the dark without even as much as a bobble. Impressive, I know!!!

I do feel bad for the UPS guy that comes to deliver a package in having to deal with it but I've noticed that my packages are placed against my garage doors and not flung from the street like a newpaper in protest of the ice so I thank you Mr. UPS Man and I just want you to know that if I am home and I hear your 2 tap on the horn greeting, I will RACE out and roll myself down the driveway to greet you first so that you don't have to do the *ice dance*

In other news, last Sunday I did The Hour Of Power with some other MIT Masters brave souls otherwise known as The One Hour Swim.
Me in my cheater suit

I was fairly pleased with my 4250 (1:24 per 100 average pace) considering I had taken a boat load of time off and really just started back swimming December 1st. Much more impressive was my friend Maggie's attempt who had (not kidding here) not been in the water since almost slicing off her thumb in July missing her LP Ironman. She swam over 3000 with no swim training AT ALL. Eeeeeeks!

Tomorrow is the Team Psycho Indoor Time Trial . It's a sold out event with several heats taking place throughout the day on a 9.3 mile Computrainer course. Sadly, there is no *HOTTIE HEAT* this year so my idea of having whoever was in my particular women's heat and getting them to sport some sort of prop ( red lipstick, a thong over their cycling shorts perhaps )as we've done in the past, will have to be shelved until next year. (sigh)

Happy training

and Superbowl spectating!


Pedergraham said...

Good luck tomorrow and have fun. Great job on the postal swim! Hope your ice melts soon.

Jamie said...

Good luck at the TT tomorrow! I can't make it but hopefully will make one of the next ones to test out my fitness so far.

I'll have to make sure to pack my red thong and lip stick. :-)

Marit C-L said...

Go get 'em tomorrow! You can always wear the thong thingy, you know :) Yeah for the swim - that's awesome, and a kick butt total !! Hooray that January is over, February is a SHORT month and then its March - the month where Spring arrives. That's a lot to smile about!

GZ said...

I am pretty sure I could not do 2 * 100 at that pace without drowning. That is impressive.

I don't miss the NE ice ... I think the work you are doing there would qualify as core something or other.

Mel said...

Good luck at your meet.....what hot outfit are you wearing:) take pics!!!

Jennifer Harrison said...

You look like such a bad ass in the speed suit! you guys really wear those for the US Postal Swims??? Classic! Nice work on that, btw!!!! :)) Hope you found the data from your TT.

Anonymous said...

Hey thanks so much for this. Keep em posts coming, find them so interesting. Anyways where did you take your swimming lessons ? I'm keen to take it up while I'm still young.