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March 7, 2007

stung again

so, i've had a couple big weeks of cycling, so to give myself a little bit of a rest from the saddle, i thought i'd go swimming heavy this week when it comes to cross training. today, i hopped into the pool at the ymca at back bay (the location of my very interesting training experiences last week) and decided to bust out a long swim of 3000 yards. it was to be my longest swim ever, with 2000 yards being my previous longest swim distance. well, everything was going along just swimmingly (hah!) until lap 43 (out of 60) when i felt an intensely sharp pain in my right arm, right on the inside of the elbow. i finished the lap and stopped at the deck and looked down to find the butt and stinger of a bee sticking out of my arm.

woah. what are the odds? i flicked it off and continued on with my swim, marveling at my fortune. twice in two weeks. but this time i was IN the pool, SWIMMING! just for the record, i nailed the 3000 yards in just a hair under an hour. weee!

oh, and a quick update on the ipod shuffle, since i KNOW you're all waiting on pins and needles to see what it'll say next. well, we've made good and it has actually, on several occasions now, expressed it's undying love to me. awww.

Posted by jeff at March 7, 2007 3:49 PM
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geez. stung twice in one week. at least you aren't allergic!

Posted by: miss petite america at March 7, 2007 5:52 PM

Bee again? You must smell and look like flowers :)

Posted by: Jessica at March 7, 2007 5:56 PM

You must have some weird bee phermones or something. Maybe you are so fast because you are part bee?

Way to get the ipod and the self in shape, though!

Posted by: 21stCenturyMom at March 8, 2007 8:28 AM

Stung in the pool! Glad it didn't thwart your long swim plans!

Posted by: Elizabeth at March 8, 2007 10:44 AM

sure it wasn't a stingray?

Posted by: david at March 8, 2007 11:02 AM

I knew you'd see the light. Just don't shuffle and swim at the same time.

Posted by: Susan at March 8, 2007 11:22 AM

Isn't your bike named the Wasp? Maybe this is some sort of organized retribution by the insects.

Posted by: Donald at March 8, 2007 3:14 PM

Don't lay down in the park. The ants will carry you off dude.

Soon time you pulled your finger out of your eye Jeff. Maybe you can load a iPod-shuffle-falling-from-butt photo.

Posted by: Robb at March 8, 2007 10:43 PM

Your frothy self must be a wonderful aroma to bees...perhaps you could bottle it and make some money off of it :-)

Posted by: Joe at March 9, 2007 3:47 PM

The bees must love you.

Posted by: Dawn - Pink Chick at March 13, 2007 4:48 PM
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