Friday, March 18, 2005

Training in tinfoil?

Yesterday I went for another pre-dawn workout at Club Anthrax. The adjacent office building was still closed down, with police vehicles parked outside. "They" tell us that all the anthrax was inert due to being irradiated, and that there's nothing to worry about. And "They" tell us that it was merely a "coincidence" that anthrax was discovered on the exact same day at two locations just a few miles apart in northern Virginia. And that "They" are addressing all the reasons that the people handling each of the two incidents weren't aware of the other incident until hours after the fact.

Uh-huh. Fortunately I don't believe all that, since "They" can't get to me because the tinfoil cap I'm wearing around my head deflects all the Mind Control Rays that "They" beam out from the top of the Lincoln Monument.

My workout went well - another 2.5 slow miles on the treadmill. Again I was the only one in the gym getting soaked with sweat. That tinfoil sure gets hot.... maybe I need to make the eyeholes a little bigger for ventilation, you think?

Then another swim, 1000m, slowly, as always. I'm working on getting long and streamlined in the water. I need to practice rotating more in the water, to swim more on my sides than on my stomach, with my body emulating a vertical sailboat keel rather than a flat barge. But I wonder if this concept applies to bodies shaped like beach balls? Maybe if I took off the tinfoil swim cap that would reduce drag....

2 comments:

LouBob said...

Where can I get me one of these tinfoil dodads???

Karen in Calgary said...

You'd think the water would be a good enough protector without the tinfoil hat - until you have to pop up to breathe anyway...

Maybe you could develop a metallic hairspray instead. Heyyyy, is that why some First Ladies have helmet-hair?