This morning I went to the gym with Jason and the kids. Jason was going to do the elliptical while I swam. There were a lot of people up in the treadmill/elliptical room so, Jason was nervous. I went down and swam with my CHARGED ipod. I really liked having music while I swam. There's a couple things that I'm going to have to get used to with listening to music while swimming. The earphones are SO good that they block out ALL outside noise, so it throws me off some mentally. I like to hear what's going on around me so having them plugged makes my head feel weird. The other thing is the length of the cord on the earphones. I have them wrapped up like I'm supposed to, but I have to find the perfect length. I had them too long today and the bugged me a little. All in all though, I loved it. It was great. I did well and I felt good. I think I'm pushing it more while I swim and that's a good thing. I was starting to feel tired towards the end. Backstroke isn't my friend. I always run into the sides. I only did about 50 of that, but I could feel it working other muscles so, I think tomorrow I'll work on it more and get better.
(500 in 12.20.16)
Well, my little brother and cousin ran Boston today. My bro finished in 3.01 and my cousin finished in 3.17. They're awesome runners. Both of them are ok after the race. They finished long before the explosions. My brother was at a friends house, but from what I understand one of the explosions was in my cousin's hotel. They said she left the finish line area right before the explosion and is ok. What a crazy thing to happen! I hope all those involved are taken care of. What a horrible thing to happen on such a wonderful day.