Thursday, June 23, 2011

Swim Grumpy

It has not been the best week.  

Even though Monday was my birthday, I got a not-so-great present when I walked out to my car after I was done grocery shopping.

Someone hit my car while I was in the store.  I called the insurance company, and they said without a witness there wasn't a lot that could be done.  After I left, another agent called and asked if I had asked in the store if anyone left their info.  Duh!  I was so flustered at the time, I didn't even think of that.

I called the store, and they said that someone had come in and they had paged me.  Of course, I was shopping with Noah and didn't hear the page.  Apparently after waiting about 20 minutes, I guess the woman thought she was off the hook and left without leaving so much as her name!

I ended up filing a police report, but it looks like we are going to be out our insurance deductible unless she decides to step up.  I just can't believe that someone would do that!

Then on Tuesday, I ran over a construction staple on my bike and it totally punctured my brand new tire and tube.  Fortunately I was within walking distance of being done, but the tire is kaput.

Then on Wednesday, it was rainy and dreary and I just had a case of the grumps.

Then today, Noah refused to participate in his preschool graduation.  He was crying and wouldn't wear the goofy hat (can you really blame him?).  We just left, so he wouldn't ruin it for all the other smiling, happy children.  I was so mad!  Kel had driven a half hour over from work and just had to turn right around and go back.  Noah has been going through a real whiny phase, and I've been trying very hard to be understanding of where he is developmentally, blah, blah, blah.  Today, I decided I was done, and we had a little come to Jesus talk in the car.  We'll see how that works.

I have to admit, the week has gotten to me just a bit.  I've been trying to embrace the "act the way you want to feel" mantra from The Happiness Project, that really has been inspiring me lately, but it just hasn't been working.

One thing that is working is swimming!  I have swum (swam?) 9600 yards so far this week, and it has been good.  For some reason, when I have gotten in the pool I've just been able to take all the negative energy from the week and channel it into sets that usually I dread.  9 x 100 at my best sustainable pace?  No problem.  100s at T-Time plus 5 seconds?  Give me more!  I am usually a couple hundred yards short of finishing my workouts (Coach gives me a workout and I finish as much as I can in an hour), but not this week. Today someone called me a "crazy swimmer."  Yep, that is pretty accurate.  Crazed would be even better.

So the lesson here is:  If you want to swim good, swim grumpy.


  1. Oh dear... Sounds like you could use a (HHUG)! I don't get people... how can you leave someone's car looking like that without leaving your name and a note. Does the parking lot have security cameras?

    On a brighter note.. yay for the swimming! :)

  2. Wow! That is a week. Imagine how much harder it would have been without the workouts? That's what I tell myself at least :) Totally with ya on the crazed swimmer thing. My best swim weeks are often weeks like this. Frustration + good swimming. Here's to a great blessed weekend ahead!!

  3. Wow Kelly. Hopefully you got all this bad "stuff" out of your system and it's all sunshine and roses for a while!!

  4. That sucks about your car. I can understand why you had such a great swim. The same happens with my running...running grumpy always gives me speed and endurance. I hope this weekend is wonderful; you deserve it.

  5. It amazes me that people can just DRIVE into a car and leave the scene. Happens to BJ frequently (took his side mirror off last year!) and to a handful of people in the Y parking lot (including me). Great workout posts and I hope you enjoy your weekend!

  6. Wow that is a tough week. I'm so sorry about the car and what a bummer about Noah too. Glad to hear swimming is going so well. Let that be your sanctuary.


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