Thursday, May 28, 2009

Forgetful...

Yesterday I went to a really interesting lunch and learn put on my the Young Professionals division of the Society of Petroleum Engineers. It was all about time management. Sure...some things are basic but it was really good to hear everything. One tip was to get everything ready the night before...and to avoid being industrious in the mornings when you should be getting ready for work. Yeah...things that could certainly apply to me!

So anyhow, last night I decided to put my new found knowledge to work and got my swim bag ready for this morning. The alarm went off this morning and even Finlay was ready and raring to go at 4:45 am. I actually even made it to the Y on time... I got there at the same time as my friend J and we were chatting in the locker room when I realized that I left my goggles and cap in my race bag from the weekend. Doh! Luckily J had spares to lend me...and oh happy day! I have some new goggle love!!!!!
I borrowed a pair of Aqua Sphere Kaiman goggles. I've been using TYR's Femme T-72 Ellipse. These work fine, but I have to smoosh them into my eye sockets or else they leak. The Aqua Sphere goggles? No smooshing needed. So comfortable! And no crazy goggle marks after the swim!! So forgetting my goggles actually worked out not too badly. As for the swim? Ugh... 2000m done...but it wasn't pretty...

I hope everyone has a great Friday. Best of luck to any of you that are racing in any of the events for the HSBC Calgary Marathon! I helped to assemble race packets this evening. Um...if anything is missing from your packet it wasn't me!

10 comments:

Melanie Tait (Mel Tries to Run) said...

4.45am... every time I read your blog, Leana, something new impresses me!

WELL DONE!

Missy said...

No crazy goggle marks!?!?! I must try some as well. I have a nose fit issue (small bridge) so we'll see but I HATE the - I got punched in the face look when I go to work!

lindsay said...

whoa whoa whoa, lunch and learn + interesting? impossible! ;) though, it wasn't about engineering mumbo jumbo so i guess it had potential :-p

mmm 4:45 am! i am sleeping in until 5 myself these days since work starts earlier. the afternoon heat kinda blows though.

Keith said...

I love my Aqua Sphere googles. They never leak, never need adjusting.

Wes said...

My clear goggles had just about had it after two years, and then some. I went to the sporting goods store and got me a pair of Aqua Sphere Kayenne goggles, cause I thought I would try something new (old=Tyr). Love'em....

Marlene said...

So, sometimes it pays NOT to be organized. :)

Have a great weekend! Are you going out to cheer?

Lauren said...

I almost went to a lunch and learn here at work until I found out you had to bring your own lunch.

I don't have any problems not being industrious in the morning. I'm lucky if I can drag myself into the car half dressed and finish up on the drive into work. Good job on the swim. No matter how ugly it is, you just swam 2000m while I was sleeping.

Sarah said...

I LURVE my Kaimans!!

Badgergirl said...

I have to do the smooshing into my eyes thing too. And lately they still leak. Maybe it's time for me to invest in some new goggles.

NJ said...

Thank goodness I finally found this post on goggles. I thought I had saved the link to them but couldn't find it in my favorites. Then figured I must have seen them on a blog...finally found the post! Now, time to buy some new goggles!