Wednesday, January 2, 2008

I'm Pooped

Tired. Spent. Worn out. Dead. Too pooped to participate!

I think it has been my diet these past few days, or maybe I'm just increasing my volume a little too quickly. But no matter what it is, I'm drained.

This morning I woke up and jumped on the bike trainer for an hour; we'll call it 20 miles because the effort was good. Then I spent most the day being a bum. I had a pizza for lunch and my mom made cheeseburgers for dinner, so I had crap in the tank when I went for my swim tonight.

The game plan was to swim a mile, but after half that I was completely drained. My form was falling apart, each lap was sending my heart rate up to 170+, and my arms were dead. Rather than toughing through it I decided to call it a night and come back another day. Since I'm still trying to get my technique down, swimming half a mile with poor technique would have only done more harm than good. On the bright side, though, I'm glad it isn't injury holding me back this time!

Then I had a super-fun adventure trying to get my registration sticker on my license plate. I followed the directions, but apparently the glue doesn't stick when its around absolute zero outside. So I decided to try out super gluing it to my license plate, and so far so good. Although now I have super glue all over my fingers, and I'm probably going to spend the rest of the night trying to peel it (and my skin) off my hands!

5 comments:

Who is SLB+? said...

Must be all that sleep you've been getting...you're not used to the activity. Gotta be lean and mean with bags under your eyes you can trip over!

Non-Runner Nancy said...

ABSOLUTE ZERO!!?? Where the hell do you live? :D Just kidding.

That super glue thing is a little scary but pretty cool if it works. Thanks for the spreadsheet. I went to an ISU basketball game so haven't delved into it yet.

Marcy said...

Nailpolish remover is supposed to get that stuff off (I think . . if I remember correctly) Although I'm pretty sure you don't have a bottle of that laying around in your room :P Or maybe you do . . . . ;-)

bill carter said...

I here you brother. I am feeling so blah right now I can't even believe it. I don't know if I've got a little bug or it is the weather, time of year or what, but I stink. My times are lousy and I am really struggling with my pace... Oh well. Its got to get better right?? Hang in there in the meantime.

nwgdc said...

nice reference to "absolute zero!" that's 0 Calvin, right? -273 C? oh how i miss the chem classes...