After only mentioning 3 of my 754 users by name, I've offended pretty much every one of my regular readers - so for that, sorry: Soda, Chris, Ben, Ian, Sarah, Chris (a different one), etc...
One of my favorite movies as a kid was the Incredible Mr. Limpet (found on obscure DVD in the Disney area). It's about a guy who loves fish so much that one day he jumps into the ocean and becomes a fish. He eventually joins the navy and turns the war (WWII) around for the US Navy and is a hero. How does this fit into today's post? I basically hate swimming. I don't like swimmers and I don't like being wet, never have. I grew up on the ocean and liked playing in the water, I even liked lakes but I really only like pools with slides and hot tubs. Every time I swim, I hear the voice of Ben Collins telling me that I need to be comfortable in the water - so I work on this for 2.5 hours every week. Now I find out I not only have to be comfortable but I'm wearing the wrong outfit (I can't wait for open water season here when I can wear my wetsuit for every swim for 5 months)! This is how swimmers keep their sport elitest - 'you got that figured out, well you're wearing the wrong clothes'. It's ok because I took 10 seconds off my 500 time, so take that 25th percentile swimmers!
So until I do all of these things right, I've discovered that I will NEVER EVER make up a workout I skip - I could do this when I was in school, but my schedule is pretty much fixed 100% these days, so I'm only lying to myself. I thought about it today and came to this realization. No more.
I'm also trying to like the water more. So I'm even excited about watching the Olympics where I believe there is some water-based sports. I even listened to a good podcast today from Micha Burden. Micha Burden (pronounced Meeka) is one of the favorites to make it to Beijing as part of America's first ever 10K open water swim team. How tough is that event? Imagine a solid two hours of swimming averaging about 12 minutes per thousand meters. I should get some prize for taking 20 mins to listen to this in my attempt to embrace all things swimming and water.
For now, I'll just drink it since I'm near electronics.