fat people don't sink

July 19th, 2005

believe, I tried. After 250m I was out of breath and I took a breather. After 500m I started worrying about getting muscle cramps so I went back to the changing room and drank water. When I came back, I felt this great resistance swimming, like suddenly the viscocity had taken a leap. After a while it felt normal again, I thought let's do at least 1km today but after another 10 laps I started feeling this new and heretofore unknown pain in my right shoulder. Tried to just keep going but it wouldn't stop. I was defiant, I did 20 laps in all, 1500m. I was so exhausted I had trouble getting out of the pool and the minute I stepped out, I got a cramp in my foot. Not a bad cramp, just some small muscle so it didn't really hurt. I lumbered into the pool opposite the walk way, the hot one. A Spanish "cruise ship" was parked outside. But I still felt cold in my shoulders, the hot water wasn't doing it. So I went to the sauna, the steamy one. Leaned up against the wall, ah that's better. Sat there for minutes, didn't feel an inch rested. Finally I looked down at the bench, looked comfy. So I lay down on the bench. Never done that before. It must have been 10 minutes. Finally I thought that's enough.

Don't really know how long the break lasted but it was time to get back in there. After 30 laps, the least I could do was 10 more. The thing is I didn't feel like stopping. Not long ago I was exhausted, now I wanted back in. Water was so cold. Well let's go 10 laps then. Although since I've done 30 already, how about 20 and I'll get to 2500m? Let's just play it by year, no point in setting the bar too high (too far away rather). The 10 were a breeze, I decide to go for 2500m and set a new personal record. Although once I started I was thinking hey what if.. I'm doing well today, why not try 3km. Play it by year. After another 10 laps I was really tired but I had just a little left. Oh the last 10 were a struggle. Swimming really isn't that tiresome but if you go long enough, hunger will kill your spirit. And boredom. I left work at 3.30, came straight here, may have been 4 before I got in. By the time I was done it was 6.05. Oh now I really feel like shit. Pain all over, hungry. I'm gonna hate myself tomorrow.

2005 total: 3.5km
since 2004: 24km

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8 Responses to "fat people don't sink"

  1. Erik says:

    Amateur :D

  2. numerodix says:

    yes I am *proud* :D

  3. numerodix says:

    Oh this is so annoying. I kill myself yesterday and today I don't feel a thing. Neck is a bit tight, but that's all. The whole point of a good workout is to feel ache all over, that way you know you actually did something. This was such a waste..

  4. Erik says:

    No if it hurts too much - you did it wrong. The whole point is that you feel energetic you ape :D

  5. numerodix says:

    I see you've never worked out.. :D

  6. Faisal says:

    Great attitude, don't give a shit about the pain, your body can take it and what doesn't kill you only makes you stronger.

    Eat eggs

  7. numerodix says:

    Actually that's not what I said at all. What I said is it's great to feel a bit of muscle ache the day after cause that way you know you've done something. I'm not in pain while excercising.

  8. Faisal says:

    Yeah thats what I mean too :D