Friday, October 20, 2006

Happy To Be Alive Day

It was funny- this morning I had the greatest swim workout I think I have EVER had. I feel like I'm on top of the world. Then I read Eric's Training blog when I got into work. He said he was "really happy to be alive" yesterday. That totally summed up my morning. It was so out of place, too. I was out too late last night drinking wine with applicants to my graduate program, I slept like total crap last night with nightmares, and when I woke up it was cold, rainy and miserable. But I was just so happy to be awake and strong and ready to face the day.

The swim sets were awesome. Friday is sprint day, so we didn't do anything in the main set longer than 75 yards. And I felt like I was flying on top of the water. My 25's took me 15 seconds, 50's took me 30-35 seconds, and my 75's took me 1:00 to 1:05. This may not seem that smokin' to many of you, but I was feeling like Ian Thorpe. I also love Fridays because Jen comes to practice and I really enjoy talking to her. We have a lot in common and are facing similar challenges this year. I am so incredily fortunate to have made so many great friends this year.

I'm really looking forward to my weekend. Should be busy and a lot of fun. I have a 45 minute run tonight, a 2 hour ride tomorrow, and a 1:15 run on Sunday. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that the Ole knee holds out on me!

Happy Friday everyone! Smile a lot today, and reflect on how fortunate we all are to be happy and healthy!

:)

15 comments:

JenC said...

She wasn't kidding that she was flying today! I barely made most of the sets and I had to wear zoomers for the 75s (and still barely made it). It is good to be pushed though, even if comparatively it seems you are swimming in slow motion. Great job Jodi!

Anonymous said...

Hey, thanks for the shout out! You know, its funny, I've been reading your blog for some time now as I decide whether or not to take on a full Ironman myself. Sounds like you're off to a great start...

Keep it going!

John said...

50s in 30 seconds?!

Dude, you ARE Ian Thorpe - takes me almost twice that long, even on "fast" days.

Oh, to be a good swimmer - maybe in my next life...

Cheers!

- John.

Wes said...

You are definitely smokin, girl!

Kate said...

Absolutely smokin'! I love those happy to be alive days, especially how they can just come out of nowhere. Weekend sounds good workout-wise- I hope the weather doesn't ruin your ride!

Lloyd said...

25s in 15 sec, 50s in 30? Thats possible? Wow. Wow.

I'm going to the wine store right now!

Have a great weekend.

Charlie said...

I am also glad you are alive today.
Keep the toes and fingers covered during your ride. just finished 2hrs on the new and improved giant. My toes are chilly.
See you in the mornin'

rice said...

Happy to be alive.. I had kind of the same type of day. But mine was more toward a satisfaction in life thus far. I thought to myself that if I was given X number of days to… Well I could not think of any regrets or things that have been left undone.. With a thought like that tomorrow truly is a new day and I’m happy to be alive.

Cheers. And sleep well.

Rice.

Papa Louie said...

I'm gonna have to time some of those 25's and 50's. I doubt I come anywhere near that.
It's a beautiful day when we wake up and can breathe.

Anonymous said...

Jodi,

True, oh so true that it's great to be alive.

Stay tuned...

Deirdre said...

Jodi -- awesome swim times, girl! I can't make those splits! Have a great weekend of workouts. I'll send you some warm wishes from the island.

Deirdre

DaisyDuc said...

Jeez, way to kick some serious butt in the pool! Never even remotely close on my best day!

Good to see ya out there, hope the rest of the weekend goes well!

erichollins said...

I can post comments again!

erichollins said...

Also, the link to my blog isn't correct. It's not like I'm an attention whore or anything like that ;-)

bbieberitz said...

Nice work in thge pool! Keep up the good work and it will feel even more effortless in time.