So I took a break from walking/running today by going back to the pool. Did my 40 minute “speed workout,” and it felt pretty good. I hadn’t been to the pool in maybe two weeks. Despite some bureaucratic nonsense when I tried to renew my card (apparently the ID card they gave me doesn’t count as an ID card), it was a good experience. There was some trouble with tiger sharks swimming in my lane, but we adjusted to each other and mostly stayed out of each other’s way.
I say I should get used to this, meaning being wet. Apparently, the forecast for the marathon on Sunday call for rain - AGAIN!!! Last year it felt like Noah’s Ark was going to float down the street past all of us runners, and we are supposedly going to get another winter storm this Sunday. ARGH! I was already worried about the extra time and effort walking would take. Now I could be soaked and freezing (well, below 50 F) for all that extra time. Last year the walkers and other at the back of the pack had real medical issues because of the cold and wet. Come on, Southern California - get your weather act together!