Friday, April 19, 2013

Day 71 - Another New Sponsor, Airports, and Stalking Krispy Kreme

April 18, 2013           242 lbs

I found out late today that I got another sponsor! I can't say who it is yet, but I will and I'm excited. I'm thinking of making a t-shirt to sell.
Busy day today. Had to take the wife to the airport during the busiest traffic time here in L.A.  Had a lot to do.
By the time I got home and to the pool, I had a half hour only to swim. Bad job, me!

This was all I accomplished out of a 3500 yard swim workout.

968 yards, a measly 294 calories!

Then to make it worse, I didn't bike today either. I didn't have the energy or the time and my leg was bugging me after the brief swim! And on top of everything, I was craving doughnuts!

Hmmm, gimme! The Krispy Kreme lady was like, "Did someone just drive up and take a picture?"

Now on to a positive note. Chris Hauth got back to me regarding the swim progress video I sent him. He was away on vacation and just returned.

Here is what he said:

"This is NOT bad at all!  More swimming and endurance will help dramatically.

1) Don't look so high up in the sky when breathing - just to the side of the pool.

2) Pull straight through the channel when pulling...not S motion scoop through your stroke - straight arm but leading with the hand - not elbow (avoid praying mantis)

3) Softball between neck and chest - head is up a bit too high right now.  

4) More pull early on (Google front quadrant swimming.)"

Frankly, I was expecting a more critical review and was pleasantly surprised to get this first thing this morning. Thanks Coach made my day!

Here is the video I sent so you can see for yourself what he is talking about.

Last thing. The boo-boo is healing well but hurt like the dickens all day today. Brace yourself, I'm about to get graphic.

You see, when I woke up this a.m., I got up and peed as normal. Well lets just say there was a little splash back that hit me exactly in the middle of the abrasion! Ouch! I was hopping around like an excited bunny.
So after showering, washing the wound with soap and then using hydrogen peroxide, it nagged at me all day. Sometimes even feeling hot. Which can be a sign of infection or healing. But after watching it closely, no other symptoms are present. So you know, red lines radiating away from the wound usually following a vessel like pattern are a sign you need to get the E.R. asap as your about to lose something. (It's a sign of blood poisoning.) Did I ever tell you guys I was a medic in the Army years and years ago?
I have a busy day tomorrow. Until tomorrow my friends.

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