I decided not to wear my contacts today because my eye was bothering me. That probably was because I hadn't taken them out in about two weeks. I know, I know, I could get an eye infection, eye ulcer, blah blah blah. I really need to look into getting Lasik....this whole taking the contacts in and out thing just doesn't suit me. I need to schedule an eye appointment pretty soon anyways so I'll talk to my eye doctor when I do.
ANYWAY, my not wearing my contacts resulted in me having to swim practically blind. For anyone who wears contacts or knows anything about prescription strength, mine is a -6.50 which I'm pretty sure is almost legally blind. Paul assured me that this would be good practice for Belews Creek because I wouldn't be able to see in the lake. I was concerned about running into the side of the pool but I managed to make it through the swim without doing so! I did however snag my watch on the lane divider which was NOT a good feeling. That was during the time that I was sharing a lane with Paul and the force of him swimming near me pushed me into the divider, LOL.
I did 750 meters in 20 minutes which is great for me! Well I'm assuming it is great, I hadn't actually ever timed myself before. It seemed like a good time considering I just REALLY started swimming a couple of months ago. I'm excited about my progress in the pool and I know that I can be soooo much better, I probably just need some coaching.
Also, I signed up for the Belews Creek Triathlon so that makes it official. I must get in shape and get ready for this triathlon. I'm going to start putting together a real plan soon....maybe this weekend. I have to gather some information because I was looking at some beginner plans online but I feel like I'm more advanced than that so I need to explore some other options. I'll keep you posted.