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Hmmph.  I haven't posted this week.  I've thought about it a couple times but just felt uninspired really. Oh well it happens.

So I've started to swim.  Yes, that thing where you go in a body of water and go back and forth.  The water form of running. Sort of?  Let me preface this with I can think of about a million things I'd rather do then swim.  It just is not something I enjoy at this time...a lot due to not being good at it.  Monday I went with my friend SH to swim...since I knew she was a newbie too.  I did 540 yards off of zero practice which left me with the confidence I needed to know...I could complete a quarter mile swim.  Another sign that the triathlon is in my future...  I swam again on Thursday evening for 25 minutes and lived to tell the tale! Yay!  And then again today with Sempre Libera and pink monkey after a 5.25 mile run in the AM.  Triathlon here I come! Although perhaps Olympics...because according to a random passerby we looked like "3 Olympians." ha!  So maybe we are the three M&M Olympians (see Sempre Libera's post)

So let's see this week....the plaza caught fire, there's talk of a cookie olympics, and Bode Miller is still DQ'ing!
  • Bode Miller talked too much smack, I think. Talking smack if fine, if you back it up with results. I do kinda bad, though...I thought he would at least get *something*!

    Personally, I know I would much rather do a triathlon than a longer race such as a marathon. I like the idea of the variety of sports. Maybe someday! I would need a bike! :)
    • Yeah Bode Miller talked the smack and didn't deliver. It makes it worse in my opinion t hat he is now trying to say he tried hard and that he just didn't win. Hogwash. I don't feel bad.....having talent is part of being an athlete IMO...being able to train hard/do the work is the other part. The Olympics provides an even playing field so to speak where everyone has talent but those that provide the fire and desire to win...well...

      As per the tri, it was just time for something to new. I've done a marathon t he past two years and I need a change in training. I also needed something to distract me from running long all the time...I want to get speedier:)
  • hey there. My fiancee and I were planning on moving from LA to Brooklyn this summer, might you have any suggestions for areas and what prices run. How much do you spend a month on average? We were thinking Park Slope area. Thanks.

    • While I don't live in Brooklyn, I do know a bit about prices. The Park Slope area is pretty pricey and you can probably expect to pay somewhere in the area of 1500-2000 for a one bedroom apt I believe. Check out craigslist for a better idea on pricing. This is a good way to do some research before you get here...
      • yikes. Ughhh, well, it may be us and our 2 dogs in a single...lol
        • Or if you look further south in the Bay Ridge area, you can get a really big 1-bedroom for a little over $1000.
          • Is that a decent area? Close to shops, subway, safe to walk at night? ;-)
            • Excellent and safe area. Not as pricey as Park Slope because it's further away from Manhattan, but the R train is right there. It's also known for its many restaurants and bars and 86th Street has recently become a bit of a strip mall.
  • nice job getting in the pool. i tried swimming a few times while i was sidelined last summer, and it was tough-i was drained after 30 minutes. plus being limited to the NYSC pools (though I found i liked the one in midtown a little better than the UES one)
    • Yeah swimming is definitely not one of my favorite things to do but maybe it will change when I start to learn how to do this. The NYSC pool on the UES is a sorry excuse for a pool but at least it's good for a beginner. I'm hoping to get better so when I can utilize outdoor pools (Olympic sized one just blocks from my apt!!) I'm actually able to swim quite a bit better:)
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