Wednesday, January 19, 2011

meow

So this morning, at the end of our swim, Nalani and I were doing some hard 100's with paddles and bands... strength/power building stuff... It's hard, especially at the end of the workout, and it exposes weakness if you're not a powerful swimmer. While Nalani is a beautiful (and fast) swimmer, she uses good technique to get through the water rather than brut strength. I, on the other hand, rely pretty much solely on brut strength so this kind of set is usually quite fun for me.

After the 3rd one we were recovering at the wall and about to take off on #4. In an attempt to motivate Nalani, I let out a ROAR! I said, Come on, Nalani, ROAR! It'll help. Then just as we pushed off she let out a meek little meow.


It was the most freakin' hilarious thing I've ever heard during a swim workout. Do you know how hard it is to try to swim fast with paddles and bands around your ankles when you are laughing underwater? It's very hard. Oh my. I tried so hard to stop laughing and focus on working hard but I just could not. All I heard in my head that whole 100 was meow. I'm still laughing. That girl cracks.me.up.

6 comments:

cherelli said...

LOL - I can just imagine that, hilarious! Hope you didn't inhale too much water :)

Jennifer said...

ha!! Love it! Now I'll start meowing when you give an extra tough workout :-)

In SF Tri club we use the term "kitty" a lot, ie: "suck it up buttercup, don't be a kitty." (I'm a kitty for not braving 53 degree water for the group OWS this weekend :-)). We even have an annual Kitty award with Hello Kitty prizes. But we haven't started meowing yet. I'll have to try that.

Big Daddy Diesel said...

That is freaking funny

Ange said...

oh yes I've been there ! Laughing thru many a swim practice. Those sets sound great!!! wish I could swim with you!

Aimee said...

Ha ha...that would have been hilarious!

Kiet said...

Hmmm...don't think a meow will work for me.