Fact: You swim a lot faster when thereâ€™s a camera on you.
But then you burn out after 300 meters. Oops.
Todayâ€™s workout was fun â€“ the local NBC news is doing a piece on GymPact (the app that pays you to go to the gym and fines you if you donâ€™t) and interviewed me as a local resident who is using the app to stay motivated. I talked about the app for a bit, and then they filmed me working out. All I could think was, â€œFORM FORM FORM â€“ Donâ€™t let your form suck on television!â€
Side note: A few people have asked me about maternity swimsuits. I just bought a regular TYR swimsuit two sizes larger than I normally wear; there are almost no maternity swimsuits for exercise on the market. Mine is baggy in places but I think Iâ€™ll fill it out in the next 4 â€“ 5 monthsâ€¦
Anyway, I think that news reporters have one of the coolest jobs. Every day is different, and you get to talk to so many different types of people. Any real reporters out there who can verify whether the job is as neat as it seems?
After they left, I did another 700 meters to round up to 1,000. It was a slow workout because I took another break to talk to the guy in the lane next to me â€“ I peeked at his workout (in a Ziploc bag on the edge of the pool), and he was doing over 3,000 meters of a variety of strokesâ€¦ my workout was literally his warm-up. It was NUTS. Of course I had to ask what he was training for (an Ironman). I was impressed! I finished up, dried off, and then I walked 1.25 miles.
A homemade Mexican platter!
If you could have any other job, what would it be? I would love to be a professional dachshund cuddler. Does that exist? If not, it should.