Sharing a swim lane with a dude who kicks furiously with his entire bottom half out of the water is no fun. No matter what stroke I swam, I had to turn my head fully to the opposite side to insure I didn’t swallow a gallon of water each time he passed. I’m not even sure how he did it, being stick thin and having no body fat to keep himself afloat! I thought it was bad with just the two of us but then Mr. Speedy joined the lane and we had to circle. Both me and the kicker raced to each end to avoid being plowed over, then waited while Mr. Speedy did flip turns that sent hurricane waters flying. Ugh. I guess that’s what I get for positioning myself in the fast lane. The other lanes are so slow at the Embarcadero I’d rather wait than be the one waiting since half the time people don’t realize they’re holding you up!
Seeing that I didn’t reach my 1 kilometer goal yesterday and I’m totally goal oriented, I needed to return today and complete it. This morning I didn’t set an early alarm, but woke up early anyway so took advantage of the extra hour to begin my day with a yoga practice. I swam this afternoon after work, and I had plenty of time at the pool while I waited for the first express buses to run outbound. The workout felt great and I rewarded myself with a trip to the Ferry Building for dinner ingredients!