I normally get my swimming, biking or running (which is currently elliptical training due to hip pain) done in the morning and then focus on strength training at night, but with only a month to go now until the baby Bribie Triathlon it is time to pull out all the stops. I will still do strength training when I can, but running, cycling and swimming may now appear sporadically in the PM time-frame as well as the AM.
For instance, today felt like it would turn into the perfect night for a swim. It nagged at me all of this morning. I could hear the pool calling my name.
Get your butt down here, Loser! It called.
This bothered me more than usual because I agreed that I really wanted and needed to do a swim tonight instead of strength training. But I didn’t have a swimming costume.
Get your naked butt down here, Loser! The pool taunted.
I’d planned to buy a new costume a bit later this week, because I was at the point of feeling sick at how much I was eating into my savings over Christmas and my monthly pay is due in just a few days. (Thank you esteemed employer, I
do hate you know we have our ups and downs but pay day is definitely the only reason I keep putting up with your crap an up)
This morning, though, the idea of ‘later in the week’ seemed like such a long time away. I couldn’t decide whether I would feel more sick about spending yet more of my savings, or about ignoring the pool’s call and missing an opportunity for a good swim. I had to choose one. Continue reading