Of course, what this really means is that my house was totally unoccupied and you missed out on stealing dozens of dollars of valuables! Turns out my 1980s VHS tape collection weren’t very high crime targets. Who knew!? Whatever, more Michael J Fox on a hoverboard for me! Suckers.
I had packed the massive aqua-running floater belt, trunks, etc for the trip but the timing didn’t work out to get to a pool. I will 100% admit that I could have forced going – but it would have 100% been forced between nap time, craft beer drinking time, visiting with family time, craft beer drinking time, and the strange 4:30pm early close of the pool. Turns out, when the high temps are below freezing, there are fewer options to swim available. Stupid stress fracture.... When I’m running, it is easy to force myself to get out, but with aqua-running, it is much harder.
You'd be very surprised how often it happens...
This trip was the first time that I traveled to Iowa alone with my 2 year old son. Let me tell you, what workout I lost by not getting in the pool, I gained chasing after him. (Just kidding, I don’t buy into the whole “time on feet” cross training that people use to say that mowing the lawn is a replacement for a run.) I took more snacks than I should have and found all SORTS of new iPad things for him to
Do I look like I've been traveling all day chasing after a 2 year old?
Yeah, that is what I thought, too
Best parent of the year award goes to??
But, after nearly a week off, this morning was a new day and I got back into the pool for an hour’s worth of splashing around. One benefit of aqua-running vs regular running? Peeing in the pool. Yeah, I did it – while running. I figure an idiot bobbing around in the pool was enough to stare at I didn’t need to stop in the middle and just float there for 10 seconds. I figure that since I smell like chlorine after a shower and throughout 2/3 of the day afterwards, there is enough in the pool to take care of whatever is making it burn “down there”.
Overall it was a great trip, but I really need to get back on the fitness wagon. When my only option is pool related, the logistics are sometimes insurmountable. But, soon I'll be running again and that excuse will NOT fly.
By the way, is peeing in the pool bad etiquette? If so, uhhhh I was TOTALLY kidding in that part up top.