Thursday, April 17, 2008

Yet Another Ordinary Day

This morning I awakened to the sound of thunder. While there were the occasional flashes of lightning, the rain was very light, and I tiptoed downstairs got on my bike and got down the pool. I continued to feel a little stuffy due to a lingering cold, so I decided to just swim consistently and easy. So no great achievements today. Just 3,050 meters. So, for what it is worth, I am getting the miles in. Due to the weather conditions, the pool had fewer people than normal at that time of day, and so swimming was a little easier. I could keep my head down more.
Later at home I looked at a few races with Michael Phelps on YouTube, in particular freestyle. Then later today, I watched a few clips on a site recommended by a fellow blogger (thanks), where I looked at the freestyle flip-turn. What I will try to work on for the time being is to try not to have my hands swinging all over the place in the middle of my turn.
Other than that, today was not particularly exciting. I rested some and I also got a reasonable amount of work done.
It feels strange at my age spending my early mornings swimming and striving to get better at it. Shouldn't I be frantically working in an office trying to keep a boss happy and a company (not mine) afloat, instead of just sitting around at home waiting for something to show up on my computer screen? Ought I not to be dressing in some three-piece suit and black leather shoes each day, instead of just the same old Hawai'i Tee shirt and the same shorts and tattered training shoes I usually wore while there? Should I pick a hobby similar to what everyone else does (whatever that is), instead of reading a textbook on "Elementary Japanese" (is this an oxymoron?) in my spare moments? These are just some of the questions that go through my mind as I wonder about what I am doing with life at present.
At least I am glad I am not so busy at the moment and have a little time to make a few plans and adjustments in daily life.

1 comment:

BreeWee said...

Bruce! Kona misses you... I agree with Steve, just smile! I wish you could swim with us tomorrow...

I think it is AWESOME you get up to swim rather than be a slave to the office... more people should enjoy life to the fullest.
Hugs to you and your family!