OK, so I’ve been daydreaming. Sometimes when staring at the bottom of the pool during a long set, during a 50 mile bike ride solo, or during a lonely loop of White Rock Lake, my mind wanders. Sometimes it wanders off into the inane. Then next thing I noticed was I had a collection of weirdness. Nevertheless, I can’t be the only person to think of these things. Or can I?… Why is it that taking your goggles off after a hard or warm swim, gives one the perception of cooling off? The same question applies to headbands after a run…Has swimming the backstroke in an indoor pool ever reminded you of riding through a hospital on your back on a gurney?… This past summer the Dallas Morning News stopped covering running races in the same way. Citing problems with space, they are only listing first place in each age group instead of the top three. The paper also used to report on a race every weekend, too. I think the compromise means running loses… Why would a race director’s web site list “past results?” Aren’t all results in the past?… All the sports I follow are on the “Etc.” Page, the last page of the sports section of the local paper. Swimming, biking, and running results are usually posted with other obscure sports like how long one can hold their breath. What is the paper trying to say to me?… I wake up early for the first swim workout session. I wear my swim suit under whatever clothes I’m to wear after swimming. It’s so early that many times I have to double check as I’m getting into the water that I’m not wearing my underwear into the pool. Or worse… I struggle with this during every long exercise session that requires GU food supplements. Do I chew it as a solid food or drink it as a liquid?… Have you gone to buy any clothing lately? For a man, it used to be small, medium, and large. I remember when extra large started appearing on shelves and hangers. It was about the same time as the fast food restruant boom. Now XXL, and XXXL have joined the ranks. And that includes women’s clothes. What’s that telling us?
- The inconsideration of smokers
- Using the treadmill while holding on to the bars.
- Those who THINK they are “power walking” by swinging their arms from side to side, but are merely strolling. Meanwhile, they’re using enough oxygen carrying in their conversation to power a wind tunnel.