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Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Air You Could Swim In

First and foremost, Jerry and I got to go to the hospital this evening and visit Baby Miller (who is, we calculated, the weight of 10 12oz cans of Miller Lite and two one ounce shots as side cars), and I can report to you folks that he's pretty darn cute! He's got a full head of hair (which I like on a newborn -- kinda diminishes the "conehead effect" and reduces the alienishness of a baby), and despite being told that he had big ears, I felt his ears were very small and cute. He does, however, have GIANT feet. And like his dad, all his toes are of similar length -- nearly prehensile!

I held him first and he wailed (he'll be an excellent addition to Rock Band); then, Jerry held him and he was cool as a cucumber. Of course, Jerry is the Baby Whisperer. He must possess the right kind of "crook" in his arms or something; whatever it is, babies are always calm and content in Jerry's arms, which bodes well for me whenever we have kids.

But aside from curling a newborn today, I got in not just one, but two workouts! I swam + I ran!

In the pool, I was not so spectacular. Buoyed by the success I was beginning to gain from the weekend's swimming, I dove in this afternoon feeling confident, but a few laps in and I was sputtering and coughing like I had on the first day. Dammit. Like Paula crooned: "Two steps forward and two steps back." Also, my goggles advertised themselves as "anti-fogging" but after a few laps, they would fog up, then I'd have to take them off, rinse them, and a few laps later, they were fogged up again. Any suggestions?

So, then, on to my land attack: I ran this evening in air that was pretty similar, in molecular construction, to the water I swam in (63% humidity + 85 degrees = uncomfortable). It was friggin' miserable, and I felt as though I should have just stayed in my swimsuit! I did 3 miles in that sweltering sauna and I was a sweaty monkey when I came home; next time, it may be advantageous to switch the order of that workout.

1: 9:25
2: 9:23
3: 9:18

Total Time: 28:07

18 comments:

Kevin said...

Speedo makes Anti Fog Spray for goggles. You should be able to get it at your local sports shop. I have also heard spit works (yuck I know)

teacherwoman said...

I was just going to say what Kevin said about the Anti Fog Spray. Check it out.

When I choose to run and swim the same day, I like to run first and then jump in the pool. It feels all that much better!

J~Mom said...

x3 on the fog spray.

Since you have a small pool have you considered swimming the perimeter instead of laps? Just a thought I had.

chia said...

Running in a swimsuit... uh oh folks I think I see a tri-convert :-P

Viv said...

LMAO @ the baby will be a great addition to Rock Band!

Way to go with the 2 a day workout..Must be sweet to run in a swim suit. I would have 2 black eyes and possibly start a fire between my legs.

I am big googles spitter. I truly believe I possess the anti fog juice in my body.

D10 said...

You are rockin. Nice splits on the run and overall workout (swimming and running). Are you sure you're not going to start biking too?

I think it's cute that your husband is a "Baby Whisperer" that will come in handy in the future.

Anonymous said...

When I scuba dive, I use plain toothpaste on my mask. Works great.

Marcy said...

I ABSOLUTELY agree with d10! Think of it as a gift. Less times for you to get up out of bed to get the baby LMAO!

Wes said...

If you want to go the cheap route, lick your finger and rub the inside of your goggle lense with it. It will be a bit blurry, but it won't fog up :-)

Aimee said...

Trick is to spit in them. Yes very gross. But then just rub it on the lenses with your finger.

Jamoosh said...

Curling is a team sport with similarities to darts and shuffle board, played by two teams of four players each on a rectangular sheet of carefully prepared ice. Teams take turns sliding heavy, polished granite stones down the ice towards the target (which is called the house). Never heard of it done with a baby, but I guess it's what keeps you Florida folk sane. My wife is from tampa, perhaps I should introduce her to baby curling.

sRod said...

"Baby whisperer"

You crack me up. Good luck with all activities as the summer ramps up in SoFla.

Sam said...

Use baby shampoo on your goggles. A little dap on your finger and then rub the goggles, rinse. Best advise I ever got and it's cheap.

L*I*S*A said...

Spit will keep your goggles fog-free. Give it a try. Best of all, it's free.

Running Knitter said...

I'm in awe that you were able to run in such humid conditions! Way to go!

RazZDoodle said...

Poor Jerry. I had the same effect on my kids. Guess who got to get up in the middle of the night to calm him down? All the while my wife kept reminding me of the whole "valley of death" she went through to bring them into this world.

Whatever.

P.O.M. said...

So are you gettin' Jerry warmed up for something? Making him "practice" with the friends' babies... hmmm...

nwgdc said...

just getting caught up...and noticed you too received a Chicago Marathon Race Book. I agree, what an absolute joke.