Weekly Swim PR

>> Saturday, November 30, 2019

Last week, I threw in an extra swim on Sunday being I knew that I'd be going for a bike ride on my "normal" swim day on Monday (in memory of college buddy Aaron who passed away 5 years ago). My training weeks go from Monday through Sunday, so I suddenly had 4 swims in the week:

Monday's swim was my current favorite swim (broken 400s and 200s as described in this post), Wednesday was drills (as I've been doing lately on Wednesdays), Friday was a pyramid swim, and Sunday was more broken 400s and 200s.

That's 9,350 yards for the week, when a few years ago, that'd be considered a normal MONTH of training. Back in 2010 when Coach Jen was training me for my only sub-60 TC 10 Mile, I once put in 9,050 yards in one week (3 swims that were around 3,000 yards each, which I think was my old weekly PR). And after that, I only had 1 month that fall/winter/spring (Oct until May) that was over 10,000 yards - the rest averaged 7,900 yards each MONTH.

But I've cut out running again. That run on the 23rd really flared up my heel/foot pain, so I'll go back to PT next week and tell her running is a bad idea. At least I'm swimming!


Friday Funny 1688: Thanksgiving Funnies

>> Friday, November 29, 2019

Here are some funny things tagged with "thanksgiving" from SportsAndLaughs.tumblr.com:

A classic Thanksgiving joke.



Check out SportsAndLaughs.tumblr.com for lots more funny things posted all day long. Have a great weekend!


Friday Funny 1687: Fake Christmas Presents

If you're ready to give a REALLY good Christmas present, why not put it in one of these fake boxes to make your loved one think that you got them something horrible instead:

Lots more funny things posted all week long on SportsAndLaughs.tumblr.com.


Friday Funny 1686: Special Delivery

So THAT'S what spoilers are for!

More funny things posted all day long on SportsAndLaughs.tumblr.com.


Wordless Wednesday: Stretching at the Pool

>> Wednesday, November 27, 2019

This was my view last Wednesday as I was stretching after some drills in the pool:


Instagram of the Day: Bike Ride Remembering a Friend

>> Tuesday, November 26, 2019

I posted this photo yesterday morning:

Caption: "5 years since losing a college friend. Jamey rallied the troops, and me, Alex, and Jordan joined him for a memorial bike ride. I can’t help but think that Aaron would’ve preferred more crude humor, but we just ended up talking about parenting, aging injured bodies, and the St. Paul trash fiasco. Miss you, buddy. #RIPBigPurm #Spiderman"

If you've been a long-time reader, you might remember the "24 Hour Relay for Aaron" that I did as a fundraiser for Aaron's wife and son after he died.

Here's the route we rode:

We met up at mile 1.5, rode the Greenway and along Hiawatha to a coffee shop
downtown (around mile 5), and then I came home alone along the river.

My foot injury kept the ride shorter for me. It was my first outdoor ride since August.

Then last night I Instagrammed some more:

Caption: "We’ve been “pregaming” Thanksgiving pretty hard over here in the last 24 hours: pork loin with spicy garlic, honey, and soy sauce glaze; wheat bread; butternut squash (the last from Mom’s garden) with oregano and thyme; an upside-down turkey with sage, thyme, and rosemary (all dried from our garden); and creamy garlic and rosemary mashed potatoes. #OurHouseSmellsAmazing"

Charlie thought the drumstick was TASTY. :)



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