10/27/16 1.00 miles Three. Freaking. Hundred. YTD: 1075.73 miles AVG: 3.562/day 300 days in a row
Went to the gym for a run at lunch. Stretched a bit in the hot tub after. So my gym has been advertising a new trainer, a swim coach. His selling points are: he’s a 2 time sub-12 Ironman finisher and was formerly a collegiate swimmer. I gave my name and email address to the director of personal fitness about a week ago and told her I’d like to talk to this guy.
“Hey, what kind of swim time did you get for those sub-12 IM finishes?”
“I did 1:12, is it worth my time (and money) to work (much) on my swim?”
“How might you be able to help me in the non-swimming disciplines?”
That sort of stuff. But the guy hasn’t written me. I see him nearly every day working with other folks, but he never hangs around the pool after their sessions - he just makes haste back to the trainers office. I even saw him typing today, so I know he knows how.
But yeah, 300 days in a row. That’s … something? I guess?
YOU’RE DARN RIGHT IT’S SOMETHING!
The wife had a work thing after work, so I had to pick up the kids. But we had gotten a call that my son had fallen and hurt his back and head on the playground equipment after school. Not like I could make the scheduled train move any faster. I got there and he was … mostly OK. Said he still hurt. Understandably. We went to the grocery store to pick up some ibuprofen (I knew we were running low) and some milk (because I knew we had run out), but both kids were feeling kinda bad so I sat them at the bench inside near the front of the store and told them they’d see me in 3 minutes at register 14.
“But what if somebody tries to steal us?”
Thankfully no one did.
Got home, made them some grilled cheese sandwiches, ate the rest of my stew, and then it was homework time. I traded back and forth helping them with their problems. Then bathtime, then bedtime.
Did my pushups.
Day 8 of 22. Sore from the last week, oh well. Want to get in on this challenge? It’s to raise awareness of the high rate of suicide among combat veterans. Some estimates indicate there are up to 22 a day, every day. Hence 22 days of 22 pushups a day. C’mon, join @marines-sweat-hard and me. It’s only 484 pushups.
And then finished off the night with some lifting.