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Shopping for the bike made me want to start riding to work again now that the weather is nicer and the roads are clear. Unfortunately, I'm driving this car for the safety pilot study and said I "didn't plan on changing my driving schedule/habits" during the study time period. I'm pretty sure stopping driving to work constitutes a change in driving habits. Rargh. Maybe I could get away with a day or two a week.
Oh well, off to the pool. It started off badly because I couldn't find my nose clip anywhere. I guess I left it at the pool at my swimming lesson on Tuesday. I like to use it for things on my back because water tends to splash up my nose. I did a 400 m freestyle "warmup" to start. Since my triathlon swim is 400m, I'm making sure to at least do that in addition to my practice stuff for my lessons each time I go to the pool. After that I tried to practice my breaststroke but I got really frustrated with that too. I just can't seem to get the kick right at all. I can do it on my back really nicely, but as soon as I flip over it all goes to crap. My legs don't do the same thing at the same time, and the timing is off with my arms, and my flex/point movement on my feet is all kinds of crazy. Working out usually puts me in a good mood, but today everything was just sucking and making me more and more angry. I was "supposed" to start trying a butterfly drill from my instructor but last time I tried at my lesson it didn't go well at all, and the pool was really crowded, so I didn't want to embarrass myself. I kinda practiced the arms standing still a little bit. Like that isn't embarrassing....lol. I was already splitting a lane with some guy, and then another person came up and wanted to join us. Since I was practicing new things, I was doing a lot of stopping and starting and not really "lap swimming" strictly speaking, so I didn't think circle swimming was the best idea. Since i was getting kind of angry at swimming anyway, I decided to just give him my spot. I was probably only in the pool like 30 minutes. Swim fail.
I showered at the gym and had just dried off and was taking my shower caddy off the shower knob where I had hung it, when I accidentally turned the knob and hosed myself (and my towel) down. Those NCRB shower heads are practically abusive in their pressure, so it was quite a shock. Dry fail. I was ready to scream or break something at this point. I considered hitting the elliptical while I was there, or coming back to swim later when it wasn't so crowded, but ultimately decided to call it a day. Clearly, things just weren't going my way.
I figured dinner (breakfast?) would put me in a good mood. I was debating between my usual Jimmy John's/Subway/Zoup rotation, but then realized a new place "The Big Salad" had just opened up, so I decided to try that. It ended up taking me forever to decide what I wanted and I was totally overwhelmed with all the topping and dressing options. Frustration continues to pile on. Here's what I ended up with:
The plaza where this restaurant was located was all brand new, so I scoped out the massage prices at the place next door, and contemplated getting a $4.99 haircut at the new Great Clips. I ended up doing neither, but did hit the Starbucks for a tall skinny mocha, thinking maybe that would fix my mood. It didn't. Now my calories are just getting way high, way early in the day. Diet fail.
Tonight is my last night off and I had planned on being productive; studying for my ACLS class/test and working on a scripting/data analysis project I promised my husband I'd do for his work, and maybe organizing the office and filing the big stack of crap in there, but now I'm really in the mood to blog, watch TV, and eat cookies. What else is new. In 10 minutes it will be a new day on the calendar. Hopefully that one will be better. It's already looking that way since I'm working on plans to meet a new run buddy tomorrow evening instead of having to go it alone. Yay. The internet running community is the bestest. I'm ready for a nice easy long run. So much less stressful than all this chaos.