Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Not much to say... (Project 190, Day Thirty-Six)

Today was swimming.

The larger pool is closed, so I did 34 laps in the smaller pool.

That's all.

Today's workout: Swimming, short pool, 34 laps, 20:00.
Latest Weight: 253.
Today's song that I just found looking up songs about swimming:

Swimming, Vetiver.



"Vetiver" is also a common grass native to India.  And it's mentioned in the song "Find the River," by REM:



Which is a song I can play (and sing!) on guitar.  But it's not my favorite REM song.  My favorite REM song is It's the End of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine):


But that's not my favorite REM video; my favorite REM video is Imitation of Life:




Here's a link to a bunch of posts I once did on REM, in case you're interested.  It includes a post about their version of The Lion Sleeps Tonight.

And here's an old post that talks about how I know about the Apocalypse thanks to REM (and Johnny Cash, and the New England Patriots*)

So, now that's all.

4 comments:

PT Dilloway, Superhero Author said...

I heard on the news last night that a 2-minute spring burns as many calories for most people as a 30-minute workout. So maybe you should just sprint for two minutes.

Andrew Leon said...

The first time I heard End of the World, I didn't know it was REM. In fact, I didn't really know who REM was. That was complicated by the fact that it wasn't REM I heard playing the song but a band at my high school. I thought the song was awesome, though.

Rusty Webb said...

if PT is correct, then I recommend just doing a one hour sprint instead. A couple of days of that and you're guaranteed to lose 63 pounds.

anna. said...

i've heard it's good to mix it up too...do a combination of faster and slower pacing (whether it's running, biking, swimming, etc). apparently it confuses your muscles and makes them work harder.

i usually don't think about that when i run, but apparently science supports that theory.

...but i guess scientists can find data to support pretty much whatever they want, so take that for what you will.