Sunday, July 6, 2008

You gotta laugh

The weekend is almost over and I realized today that I needed to do a post about my swim lesson this week. Susan (our tri coach) has an ill relative and therefore was not at our swim lesson this week. Ruth - my mentor was there and helped get us in the pool and get to drilling. I (as usual) became frustrated about midway through the hour lesson and expressed my frustrations to Ruth. I feel like drills are sooooo hard! I know, cry me a river, right? I am happy to report that Ruth confirmed my feelings and admitted that drills are harder than swimming, but just like acquiring all new skills - this one takes practice and drills are the way to get that practice. It is an understatement to admit to you all that I am ready for practice to end, however, I want to be a good swimmer. The end result - just keep swimming. I felt encouraged after my pep talk with Ruth though because she empathized and told me to be encouraged - I had made great strides and it would only get better. So....I missed Janine because she wasn't there but got in a good hours worth of practice and I have to keep telling myself - I am improving even when I don't feel as though I am. Susan is encouraging us to sign up for a training tri in August and right now I CANNOT imagine completing it but they all say I will be ready - we'll see about that!

This weekend was pretty uneventful training-wise. There was a run at the Arboretum on Saturday at 7 AM but my Friday night fourth celebration kept me up a little too late to make that. In addition to being up late I planned a surprise bday party for Tim yesterday evening and there just weren't going to be enough hours in the day. We were supposed to have a bike ride today but it got cancelled so we have one tomorrow evening at Beaumont and I am looking forward to that.

For your entertainment-I am going to post a you tube video I discovered recently thanks to my mother in law - it makes me laugh and every now and then - YOU GOTTA LAUGH - RIGHT?


  1. It's like an old man laugh!!! I LOVE it :) I am so pumped about our bike ride tonight :) LOVE YOU!

  2. That video made me laugh so hard!!