But now it is time to focus - Timberman HIM is only 23 days away!
I just peed a little.
So far this week, training has been solid. I came back from Lake Placid with a big burst of motivation - and I have been able to run more this week than any week since my injury.
So far the highlight of my week is the really great swim I had with the loons yesterday on Pleasant Pond.
I didn't take this picture, but I was about this close. I need a water-proof camera.
I suddenly have gone from the feeling of pulling myself through the water with effort to the feeling of propelling myself forward with little effort. It is kind of awesome. I have no idea what happened, or what I am doing different, but I hope it stays this way.
I swam the 3/4 mile to the party boat that is always empty (one of these days, those guys are going to be there and will give me a beer when I get to them) and back without stopping and then did some dock intervals. When alone, I always swim near shore close to the docks, rocks, and other swimmers because my biggest fear is not so much drowning, but getting tagged by a boat.
Enter jet ski
See, I am growing and getting more mature every day.
He said sorry and took off and started riding the other shore.
Anyway, the good news is that I am gaining a lot of confidence in my swim, which by far is my weakest event. I have been doing all of my swims without a wetsuit in case Timberman doesn't allow them (PLEASE allow the wetsuit, that would be by far the coolest thing ever). I figure it is a bonus if I get to wear one come race day.
Not much else to report this week except to tell you that my friend Bailey is doing much better. I have no idea what was wrong, and I am worried that whatever it is, it might come back - but he is back to normal right now so I am thankful for that. He asked me to say thanks so much for your well wishes and he wants a dog bone please.