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28 January 2009 @ 10:40 am

The swim coach was at the pool today. We ended up…racing is not the right word, not really. Keeping up with each other is more accurate. For about 200 meters. Maybe 300, in which case I swam further than I think I did, but I think it was 200. Anyway, he doesn’t do flip-turns, or he’d have totally left me in the dust, but as it was, we stayed neck and neck for the whole stretch. And he reached the end of his set right before I crapped out, which relieved me greatly. Because I couldn’t have let myself crap out, even if I was heaving for air and getting numb of leg and arm. :) So I had a great swim this morning, and later he said thanks for the race. :)

Our trip to Dublin yesterday was remarkably successful. We dropped off bookmarks for Pádraig, saw Underworld: Rise of the Lycans, which was *way* the hell better than I expected it to be, plus had partly, half, or entirely naked Michael Sheen on screen for nearly the entire film, making it a win on many levels, and I got new shoes at the second store we tried. This is a miracle of Jericho proportions, in my experience, so I am very pleased. I do, however, really need to find or buy the higher-quality insoles to put in them, because my feet are aching despite having new shoes. (Hopefully it’s just the insoles, and not that I’ve bought shoes slightly too large.)

*laughs*! Ted just got back from the gym. I went earlier than he did, and apparently he got heckled for being late when he arrived. :) “Herself’s been and gone,” they told him. *laughs and LAUGHS* :)

Off to write. I really shouldn’t stop at the internet before going to work. Perhaps next week I won’t.

ytd wordcount: 22,600
miles to Dunharrow: 163.8
ytd km swum: 7.1

(x-posted from the essential kit)
Current Mood: chipperchipper
Pádraig Ó Méalóidslovobooks on January 28th, 2009 11:53 am (UTC)
Thanks for dropping off the bookmarks. I'm still at home - but much better than I was - so hopefully the bookmarks and I will finally be together after their long odyssey tomorrow!
kitmizkit on January 28th, 2009 12:19 pm (UTC)
Oh, I'm very glad you're doing better. Take care of yourself!
Pamelajeditigger on January 28th, 2009 01:21 pm (UTC)
Your swimming, like your writing, is inspiring to me. I need to get back in the pool.

And I want to go to Ireland where I can be John's "herself." Bahaha.
Denysedenyse on January 28th, 2009 04:50 pm (UTC)
Heh. I need to get back into the pool too - I feel lazy just reading about this!
Pamela: Gasp!jeditigger on January 28th, 2009 05:14 pm (UTC)
Oh my LORD, Woman. If ANYONE deserves not to feel lazy, it's YOU.
Lilifae: Medusalilifae on January 28th, 2009 01:31 pm (UTC)

I just went online to IMDB.COM and found out that Michael Sheen has the same birthday day as me: 5th February...now that's freaky!

Ahem - am keen to see Underworld but hesitant...now having read what you had to say, I'll make sure we go.
Kes Yocumkesmun on January 29th, 2009 07:32 am (UTC)
I love how the Irish talk. Not just the accents, but the whole "herself" kind of thing and stuff like calling the Anna Liffey sculpture "the floozy by the Jaccuzi" and the Molly Malone sculpture "the tart with the cart".