yes, that's right, my 3 month old swimsuit is ruined. i'm known for taking good care of all my gear (bikes, clothes, running shoes, etc) and i always, always, always, wash out my swimsuit as soon as i get home from swimming so that the chlorine won't damage it. yesterday was no different. i swam in the morning, got home and before i even went out to finish up with a run, i rinsed the swimsuit out really well and hung it out to dry. when i got home yesterday, i grabbed it to put in my workout bag and i noticed that i could see small specs of white, which turned out to be the elastic lycra material. basically, it's like see thru bike shorts except the see thru is from my abs upward if you know what i mean. fortunately, the swimsuit is reversible so i can wear it on the red side but not the black side...go figure. i will be buying a new suit this weekend. has this happened to anyone else. could it be that the chlorine in the pool was extra potent? maybe it ate thru while i was swimming and i didn't notice it immediately after i was done. i dunno. i did wear it tonight to swim (red side) and all was well but i can see the thinness of the material and it's just a matter of time before it turns see thru. for some reason, i kept thinking about the chlorine ate my swimsuit and it triggered one of my favorite movie lines from the movie, A Cry in the Dark with Meryl Streep when she says in a really heavy Australian accent, "a dingo ate my baby." actually, what really came to mind was the Seinfeld episode where Elaine says the line. by the way, i'm a huge Seinfeld fan and own all of the seasons on dvd. i still laugh like crazy every time i watch them.
now for throw back thursday. this is the part where i bring back an earlier post that probably most of you missed since my blog was in its infancy and i had very few
good bye 2009, hello 2010!
time really does go by fast as you get older. why is that? another decade gone just like that. now it's time to take stock of this year and plan bigger and better goals for the new year. overall, 2009 was a good year; no complaints here. i still have a wonderful job with a very strong company, i have wonderful friends around me, a roof over my head, and a wonderful life partner who supports me in all of my endeavors...although he thinks i'm a little crazy sometimes, he still "gets" me.
i was fortunate enough to run 2 marathons this year. one, here in tampa and the other in beautiful san francisco. i feel blessed to live in a state that i can ride my bike and run outside year round. unfortunately, the weather messed up a few of my planned cycling events this year so i'm hoping that 2010 cooperates better with me.
some goals i have for 2010: run the gasparilla half marathon on february 28th. i was going to run the full marathon but just don't have the mind set to train for another 26.2 yet. the last marathon took a lot out of me mentally and physically. it took a long time to learn but i do try to listen to my body and i heard it loud and clear. it said, "KC, don't do the full marathon, concentrate on the swim, swim, swim, and more swim and like it! don't spread yourself too thin." with that said, i'll start that routine the first week of january then put that all together with the bike and swim and do a sprint triathlon on March 28. i have a couple of other tri's in mind but mostly, i have my eyes on the prize which is the great floridian triathlon - a 2.4 mile swim/112 mile bike/26.2 mile run on october 23, 2010. there will be lots of training to do this year but i enjoy it thoroughly and the reward is priceless; something i can't even put into words.
in a nutshell, sport mirrors life. at least for me it does. it's not just about another workout. it's so much more than that. it's a steady dose of sanity without having to pop a pill. it's the place i find my peace. somehow a good run or bike ride erases the craziness of everyday life and then you wash, rinse and repeat.
tomorrow is shout out friday, so stay tuned for that. looks like there are a bunch of you doing races this weekend.
Much love and peace out!