Monday, March 31, 2008

Chafed...by a pool boy

LOL!! OK -- only by a pull buoy!!! hee-hee! Today my swim workout called for warm up, drills, then 4 x 500 with 45 seconds rest. I decided to use a pull buoy so I could prevent my ankle from kicking. After a few flip turns, I realized I shouldn't do those either as hitting the water started to hurt it a bit -- so it was a sort of weird workout!! LOL! The pull buoys at the Sparwood pool are so rough it's like toddlers have gnawed on them. My thighs actually chafed -- In the showers, I looked down and thought -- oh wonderful. :) :) LOL!!!

But -- my ankle is getting better by the day and I can't wait to start running again. Instead of my long run yesterday, I decided to bike 3:20 on the Ironman Canada course. I had a great ride and watched Matrix Reloaded 1.5 times -- YES!!! The frigging DVD worked for me yesterday -- I couldn't believe it. The whole earth hour thing gave me an idea. I decided to unplug all unnecessary appliances for a month and see if it translates into any actual savings on my power bill. I don't have very many things plugged in, but enough to drive Mike crazy -- He was asking, "Did you unplug such-and-such?" "Yes, hun." Anyways, I am thinking that because I unplugged the DVD, something changed inside it and it decided to work. :) :)

I did core work later on then an easy 75 min. bike.

7 comments:

Shannon Keith Wicks said...

LOL, my wife unplugs everything in the house as well. I can *appreciate* Mike's initial feelings.

Glad to see training is going well for you out West.

Susi said...

when i first started swimming a couple of years ago i swear i thought the coach said 'pool boy'. i was like, uhm, you want me to grab what and put it where?! WHAT KIND OF ESTABLISHMENT DID I JOIN?? LOL.

it was quite a while later i learned it was a pull buoy. and yes. i still call it a pool boy. :D

you know what, i like your idea of unplugging things. i'm in. not that i have a lot to unplug...but it could make a difference!

Keith said...

Unplugging things?? Clearly, I'm a dinosaur. If you unplug them, the happy little lights go out. I suppose now is not the time to mention I never turn this computer off, though in some ways it's like a cat. It sleeps a lot.

Between your mention of speedo suit tags, and pool boys, I was beginning to get the idea you had sensitive skin or something. I guess not, eh?

qtlibrarian said...

Yeah! One of the few Albertans who cared about Earth Hour. It was embarassing in Calgary where the power consumption actually went up during that hour.

For a second I thought I was going to have to start swimming at your lima bean shaped 20m pool for the boys but I have enough rough ones up here!

Charlie Browne said...

I am not sure what to say about the poolboy/pullboy issue......

Shannon Keith Wicks said...

LOL CB. I am glad I wasn't the only male thinking the same thing.

20m Lima Bean shaped pool??? Where do you swim?

Susi said...

you boys just didn't want to believe someone was telling you to put a 'pool boy' between your legs is all! LOL.

"uh, did she say 'pool boy'?? nah, must have been pull buoy!!"