Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Call it a Brick

I have to admit that I've been getting a little tri-envy lately. I read tales of my fellow bloggers training for and completing triathlons and I think, "ooh, that sounds fun." And then I remember that I can't really swim. And the thought of swimming in open water (without a life jacket, kickboard, arm wings, or rescue boat) and crashing against other people while swimming completely terrifies me.

Even though I'm NOT training for a tri (I know my limitations, after all), I am trying to diversify my training a little bit. I've been biking. And last night, I added swimming. I took Sophie to a tot's swimming class. So maybe putting your chin in the water, blowing bubbles, putting your nose in the water, and putting each ear in the water isn't a traditional swimming workout. It's in the pool, so it counts. If I keep it up, in ten years I may be ready to take on that tri.

To create my "brick" workout, I ran 6 miles when we got home from the pool. If you count the wrestling match I had with Sophie getting her out of the pool and changed into dry clothes before we came home (can we say terrible twos?), then I really did have my own little triathlon last night.

Sidenote to Athleta: I love you. You know I do. But you really should add a warning to the description of the Shirred Bra Cup Tankini. I suggest the following: Even though this swimsuit is marketed to our larger-breasted customers, BEWARE, you may end up looking like a porn star. You SHOULD NOT wear this swimsuit to baby swim class. You WILL look like a whore. Sex-starved fathers of infants and nursing babies may stare. A lot. You may feel like you are swimming in shark-infested waters covered in blood rather than in the kiddie pool.

And that's all I have to say about that.

11 comments:

Sarah said...

It looks like a cute bathing suit...I am sure you looked great! :)

Wresting a 2-year-old into and out of a bathing suit and pool IS a workout...for sure. :)

Marlene said...

Sorry that the swim suit didn't quite workout for tot's class, but I had to LOL at that last paragraph! :p

Congrats on the brick workout! Like you, I sometimes have "tri envy" but (a) I'm terrified of falling off bikes and (b) I've never swam a lap in my life and certainly have never done an OWS with dozens/hundreds of other people! Eeek.

Maybe we'll both be brave enough to take the plunge one day...

D10 said...

I think you will be signing up for a tri in no time. You know some sprint tris take place in a pool! Plus there are always duathlons.

Mel-2nd Chances said...

lol. thanks for the giggle about the swim suit. i bet you'll be doing a tri soon :) it is definitely so fun!

The Happy Runner said...

I know that tri envy, too! But, since I am a fool of a swimmer and a klutz of a cyclist, I doubt a tri will ever be in my future!

HEATHER said...

LOL about the bathing suit! I have had tri-envy for years now. I'm going to watch my sister in her first full Ironman in two weeks, and I'm probably going to come home and sign up for swimming lessons because I'll be so envious after that week surrounded by triathletes, haha!

RunMommyRun said...

LOL, you are hilarious!!!!! You rock the training, girl! And you and your whore boobs are rocking the pool, apparently! ;)

Mama said...

LOL at your suit issues.

Sounds like you had quite the workout today! When I was at the pool today, I kept looking over at the lap pool wishing I didn't have to keep track of two kids and could go swim laps. And I'm not really a swimmer...

MCM Mama

I Run for Fun said...

LOL! You are too funny. I am sure you were just self-conscious!

I feel the same as you...I'm trying to diversify, but just can't seem to take the plunge (literally!)

joyRuN said...

Sounds like you're ready for a duathlon!

I can't swim in open water & I don't want to pay for a decent bike - no tris for me either (yet).

B.o.B. said...

lol about the bathing suit.

you'll get to that tri soon enough. i am the opposite when it comes to the swim. love the swim. scared to death of the bike!