Well, Monday Night Football turned out to be a later night than I expected. I finally walked back into my apartment at about 3:15 and was in bed at 3:30 — 10 minutes before I usually wake up.
That kind of blew my mind, and on my drive home I actually considered going to practice on no sleep and just crashing afterward, but I knew I had work to do today so I hit the sheets instead. Plus I think Jeff would not have been happy had I ignored his over-emphasized “DON’T COME” edict from Monday morning.
It really felt weird, though, to miss a midweek practice. It’s been a long while since that happened.
I’ve spent most of the afternoon doing work, with high school soccer playoffs beginning this week I had to enter playoff brackets into the Washington Post system and also made a ton of phone calls to coaches and wrote a soccer notebook, but now I have some time to work out and I’m going to try to get in some high-intensity stuff out of the pool.
Kind of a disappointing entry for Day 100, huh?
I realize now how important it is for my practices to be so early in the day, because on busier work days it would be impossible for me to get any type of workout in until the evening — which is probably why I was so bad at working out before I started this project. I never was great at rolling out of bed to workout early before I had a scheduled practice with a team, and by the end of a long work day it’s tougher to motivate yourself to go to the gym. I respect the heck out of the people who hit the gym in the evenings, I really do.
I’ve opted not to hit any heavy weights tonight considering it’s already early evening and I am 12 hours away from tomorrow morning’s swim, but I’ll get in some pull-ups and push-ups, some seated dips and some stretch cords and rotate it through quickly to keep my heart rate up.
My jump rope broke, which means I can’t do that, though I’ll do the Jeff King replacement — that is to say jump up and down as though I had a jump rope. I’ll be headed to the store at some point this evening to get a replacement, as Jeff said jump rope will be a part of morning workouts for the rest of the week.
Hopefully that gets me enough of a workout not to feel guilty about missing practice in the morning and also not to have me feel out of it tomorrow morning. I’m sure Jeff has something good in store for tomorrow.
Sorry for the lack of pictures and this extremely short entry, but it’s been a work-filled day and now I’m headed to get in some other kinds of work.
Washington Post reporter Paul Tenorio will train with a swim club over the next few months and chronicle his journey as he attempts to transform from regular guy/sports reporter to competitive swimmer — everything from his waistline to his best times.