Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Early Swim

It's 5:49 a.m. and I'm off to swim.

And since this is a running blog, here's yesterday's stats: 5 miles in 54(ish) minutes.

Last night at bell-ringing practice I discovered our group is slotted to play on Dec. 9. Too bad I'll be running a half-marathon that day with my good friends Susie and David. Am I the only one who consistently double-books myself??

I'm tired and grouchy. And I can't swim 1,000 yards. It's simply not possible. What was I thinking???

NaBloPoMo, you suck.

UPDATE, 6:30 a.m. Of course, my goggles broke the minute I set foot in the water. After all, I had used them a total of FOUR times, so I guess they were due. I debated—what to do? Breast stroke? Surely not for 1,000 yards. I bit the bullet and did the crawl, eyes wide open. I know look like I spent the night sobbing. If my day continues to be this fun, I might just keep updating!

11 comments:

David said...

So exactly who said you had to NaBloPoMo?

jeanne said...

Oh, like that matters!

Nancy Toby said...

You can change it to a full-time triathlete blog. Why limit yourself to a mere "running blog"? It's your blog. Go wild. :-)

Kilo said...

San Diego! You're going to see Run-DMZ.

Triseverance said...

You swam freestyle with your eyes open. You are to tough for words!
This is a blog about Jeanne, not a running blog. :)

jeanne said...

see? i don't even know that it's called freestyle!!

Vickie said...

That's a pretty long swim for just starting out! And the run time is fantastic! You are going to have to change your blog name because it just won't fit much longer.

Laufenweg said...

ugh. i feel your pain. broken goggles. ugh. that's like the equivalent of running barefoot on gravel or something like that.

LBTEPA said...

I was going to write something like 'that's why I alsways have a spare pair of goggles in my swimming bag' but then I thought a) that would bring the warth of the swimming gods down on me and both pairs would immediately break (I get mine for $8 from Kmart btw, they do the job) and b) if you're coming to see me on a surprise visit I don't want you to be narky!

21stCenturyMom said...

You are tough as nails. There is no way in hell I could swim 100 yards, let alone 1,000 without a pair of goggles on. Major points for going the distance without proper equipment.

I like goggles with the double straps that are sort of narrow and thick, not the single strap that is wide but thin. Tyr Racetch is what I am wearing now and they've lasted quite a while.

Susan said...

I really envy the swimming. I am interested. Maybe you can e-mail me about it!