Lanemate

March 11, 2009

Apparently GB's new workout partner.

Apparently GB's new workout partner.

 

At last I have a lanemate!  For years I’ve been either swimming alone or swimming with people who are not my speed.  Thankfully, at the swim club I joined, there is one other adult and she happpens to be a perfect speed match.  On Monday I climbed out of the pool completely exhausted and worked from being pushed harder than I have in a long, long time.  Then last night we were both tired and achey from Monday so I thought “awesome, and easier day today if we’re both hurting”.  Well, neither my coach nor my new lanemate seemed to be thinking about “easy”!  I have been a swimmer for almost my whole life and I have never had arms this tired from swimming.  I can’t believe what a difference it makes to have someone to work with and race against in the pool!  Even though it’s not on the schedule I desperately want to swim again tonight, but alas, I will spare my poor shoulders and give them the day off they deserve.

It seems my sinus infection is long behind me and I have done more training in two days than I did all last week, so things are looking up.  Amazing how much you appreciate training when you have to take a forced break!

Not much else to report except that on the phone last night GB reported getting injured doing a Richard Simmons video.  This does leave a huge question mark in the air for me about why GB was DOING a Richard Simmons video!  I swear, I leave the country for a few months and look what happens!  I’m not sure I even want to get to the bottom of this one!  But you can bet it is now open season on GB.  I may be thousands of miles away, but I can still make fun!

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One Response to “Lanemate”

  1. Beth Says:

    Richard Simmons — HAHAHAHA!!! What a guy!! 🙂

    Anyway, so glad you found a great swim partner!! That’s the best isn’t it? Like you said – makes you work so much harder because you just want to keep up!

    Glad you are feeling better Ness!


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