Ahhh! I apologize for being completely incommunicado for the past two weeks. I've had a lot of new responsibilities at work (or at least changes that come along with a new company owner), and I've been swamped.
But I have gotten a couple workouts in despite the busy-ness. I already talked about running at the hotel during a business trip last week. I hadn't gotten another workout in since then until last night.
I went to the gym to swim. As I walked through the door to the pool, I realized that some kind of water arobics class was going on. That meant that only one lane was open, and someone was already using it. I was already wet from the pre-swim shower, and I hadn't brought any regular workout clothes with me. For a moment, I thought I was going to have to dry off and go home with no workout. Bummer!
But then the arobics class suddenly ended and the pool opened up. Well, a lane opened up, while the lingering water arobic students stuck around to run up and down the pool in tennis shoes. Huh.
Then as I stepped into the water, I tried to set the timer on my watch. I wanted to swim for 20 minutes and see how far I got. As I was pushing the set buttons, the watch started freaking out! Seriously. It started cycling through alien symbols with a flashing indiglo background and making a strange buzzing/grinding noise. Then it went blank. Great.
Oh, well. I just had to use the clock on the wall instead.
So I ended up doing 750 yards in the 20 minutes then continued to complete 900 yards (a little more than the 0.5 mile race distance) in somewhere around 23 minutes. I don't know how that compares to other tri swimmers, but I'm relatively content knowing that I'll finish the swim portion in under a half hour.
I really hope to get a run and a bike in before the end of the week even as I'm trying to get my house painted before our refi appraisal. One can hope!