This is literally the problem I have with the tri group at my university. They’re all like this. Triathlons aren’t about enjoying the sport or pushing yourself to your limits, they’re about looking ‘badass’ and being better than everyone else. 
I got so sick of it that I gave up all the wonderful benefits of being part of that group (discounts on equipment and races, special times in the pool).
But really, it was worth it. My sanity can’t stand this much stupid. Also, I’ve got one less person that I follow on facebook now. Ha.

This is literally the problem I have with the tri group at my university. They’re all like this. Triathlons aren’t about enjoying the sport or pushing yourself to your limits, they’re about looking ‘badass’ and being better than everyone else. 

I got so sick of it that I gave up all the wonderful benefits of being part of that group (discounts on equipment and races, special times in the pool).

But really, it was worth it. My sanity can’t stand this much stupid. Also, I’ve got one less person that I follow on facebook now. Ha.

I have been so sick since Monday. Today was the first day that I could get any sort of a workout in at all
Ugghgg

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My poor feet and empty fridge are much happier now :)

Happy Friday!

The week is over at last! 

This morning’s swim workout was tough, but I’m finally starting to really enjoy the challenge again. Wednesday was the day that the water just clicked again. Since then I’ve been churning out more yards more quickly. I’m not fast yet, but I’m not dragging my feet.

On a down note, the pool is shredding my feet. Literally it’s like a cheese grater. I’m not even doing flip turns in order to keep this from happening… but alas. I can’t avoid it. It happens every summer. Ugh. 

Yesterday was a really good bike session. Yes, on my trainer. I refuse to ride on these roads in the middle of the day alone. There’s road construction and the drivers are ass-hats. That’s the only way I can put it. The last time I rode out on the roads, even with a friend, I was buzzed twice, honked at repeatedly, yelled at to get off the road, and had an empty soda bottle thrown at me…. this was only a 40mi ride….. Anywho!

Weights are starting to go back up. It’s exciting. Today was just overall a really good workout morning. I probably need to run later, but we’ll see if that actually happens. 

On a personal side, I keep running into ironmen in the gym. We’ll have great conversations but then they always ask which races I’m doing this year.

I always have to respond that this is the year of getting into grad-school. No races for me.

They all make the same sympathetic face….

And quite frankly it’s actually starting to bug me. I want to race. So badly I want to race. I’m feeling good, I’m pacing well. I want to put these skills to use…

But ugh. There is only one race that I could maybe do, but I don’t want to deal with the other people who are there. Yes, that is actually a factor for me. There’s bad blood and I’d rather just avoid it, especially because I am supposed to be working on school . Haha.

Oh well.

That’s what’s happening in my life.

Again, have a great weekend!!

“ GYM RULES
1.WIPE DOWN YOUR MACHINE
2.If the gym is crowded, don’t hog machines
3.Don’t stare at people
4.If someone is new (and doesn’t know the machine) help them
5.Don’t compete with strangers next to you
6.If you ruined someones empty gym at least say good morning
7.If you’ve done with the fan aim it at a near by sweaty person (they will be extremely grateful)
8. Respect other gym members and how they work out (including clothes,time and speed)
9. Don’t judge people for sweating - you should aim for that too
10. WIPE DOWN YOUR FUCKING MACHINES ”

─ Just fucking do it - By Amy aka Getting-fit-staying-fab (via getting-fit-staying-fab) ─
Yesterday was my first swim in almost a week (yay 4th of july chaotic hours!) 
Anyway, felt slow and steady and was able to hit the weights for the first time in even longer. 
I’m crazy sore today.

Yesterday was my first swim in almost a week (yay 4th of july chaotic hours!) 

Anyway, felt slow and steady and was able to hit the weights for the first time in even longer. 

I’m crazy sore today.

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I kicked the GRE’s ass this afternoon after a crazy swim in the morning. As a reward I bought myself a bottle of wine. Also I love veggies

I kicked the GRE’s ass this afternoon after a crazy swim in the morning. As a reward I bought myself a bottle of wine. Also I love veggies

Nope.

Friend: Hey wanna do somethi--
Me: Nope, I have swim practice.
Friend: What about tommor--
Me: Swim Practice.
Friend: Do you ever have ti--
Me: Nope.

Swim this morning was brutal

4000yds, and the water was too warm again. On top of that there was 8x100 IM fast, and 600yds no wall.

And then I had to scramble to get out of the water, to make it to my internship.
I went in to observe my lady working with a girl with a really traumatic injury. It was really amazing to see.

Pelvic pain/disorders physical therapy is pretty cool. Not gonna lie.