Ok, technically I don't own a Speedo, the brand is Nike! I bought it when I weighed 230 pounds. Wednesday I weighed in at 202. It's kind of funny how fascinated I am now about my weight. About 2 years ago, during a presentation, I questioned a doctor about the obesity scale (isn't some of the increase in obesity because the changes in the scale?) in which part of his response was that I was borderline obese!
I thought the guy was nuts! And who was he to call me obese when he clearly had a huge spare tire?
Well, I agree with him now! I had the fortune and misfortune to have my overweightedness (new word, I like it) to be very well distributed. I saw other 30 and 40 year olds that were obviously obese and separated myself from them because I didn't look like them. At least I didn't in my little delusional world.
But, as I have already said, now I weigh 202 pounds and I think I can lose another 10-12 fairly easily. If this is true then I will have lost almost 50 pounds that I didn't even know I had to lose. I thought being at 215 would be great but doubted that I could achieve that.
Which brings me to the speedo. Does a person look ridiculous if the speedo is a little loose? It's a swim "jammer" not a brief, I do care about the general public. I know, it seems a bit shallow to care but really, I can look ridiculous for a while and it would be just fine, I don't care. And I guess it's not much to replace a swimsuit.
I think I may be making a big deal out of this because I'm absolutely afraid of putting on and finding the wetsuit too baggy. ;-(
I am finally getting over the flu or whatever it was, it certainly felt like the flu. I thought I was all better Tuesday night, so Wednesday I prioritized working out since I had done nothing since Saturday. I had a great swim and interval run. Very pleased with it, in fact three of my .5 mile intervals were @ 7:20 pace.
Then (dramatic music please) Thursday I suddenly have a 101.6 temp and Friday 102.5 and hurting all over! The head, the diaphragm when I coughed or even breathed hard, everywhere along my neck and back. I know us guys are supposedly wimpy (and it's probably true) when it comes to being sick, but whatever, this sucked like nothing I have experienced in a long time.
Finally, Saturday I felt half as much as better, highest temp was @ 100.6 and today, no fever and while weak and achy, I can move without wanting to fall down and whimper on the floor.
Well, perhaps I'm being slightly over dramatic.
Speaking of drama, as much as I'm looking forward to the 1/2 marathon in Duluth, I really want to sherpa IMCDA. But I anticipate meeting some great people up in Duluth. People I know and have met at the running club as well as Steve, Pharmie, MissAllycat and perhaps even SimplyStu! I might even have some NRF's (non running friends) and NTF's there! (non-triathlon friends)
Anybody else going to be up in Duluth for the marathon or 1/2 marathon?