So, according to my stated routine, I should now drink a cup of tea, write 3000 words, go to the gym, and then goof off for the rest of the day. But a) I'm incredibly sore from a slightly excessive workout at the gym yesterday (but oh, fun, swimming!), and b) they were sold out of Potter, but I found a copy of the newest McCaffrey, The Skies of Pern
, which I had trouble putting down yesterday despite desperately needing sleep, and I'm going to go read it now, so there. Which might just mean that I'd get writing done later, except that I'm supposed to pick a friend up at the airport today, and then we'll hang out here, and then some people are coming over for dinner, so I do need to spend at least half an hour cleaning up, and then grocery shop and do some cooking before she arrives, so if I don't write now, I won't write at all today. But you know something -- that's okay. I can live with that. Anne McCaffrey's Dragonsinger
is one of my top five favorite YA books, so I figure this is just good research. If I can do a little of what she does, I'll be happy.
Hey -- do any of you know anything about swimming as exercise? I.e., if I do a lazy backstroke for 25 ft, then how many calories does that burn. Hmm...it also just occurred to me -- is a lap defined as going from one end to the other, or going from one end to the other and then back? Because he said it was a 25 ft. lap pool. I *think* it was 25 ft. from one end to the other, but y'know, I wasn't paying so much attention out of the water, and I have no sense of distance in the water. No, it must have been. No way it could have been just 12.5 -- that would be ridiculous...