I did it, I broke the 1 mile marker in the pool. Seems so short compared to running, but a milestone nonetheless! And the cool thing was that it wasn't that hard to do. I think remembering lap counts is the hardest thing to do. At least in running the scenery changes, but in the pool it's blue sky, bottom of pool, blue sky, bottom of pool, blue sky, bottom of pool, blue sky, bottom of pool, blue sky, bottom of pool and so on. The do make Aqua MP3 player specifically for swimming… having a pair of those would be cool!
So, I'll be taking the next 10 days off from swimming and running with the new baby. I may try to lift weights at home, if I'm not too tired. So we will see. I won't even go running tonight. I think that I have a good enough base that taking the time off won't affect any training up to this point.
I may consider doing the Fireball 5k on July 3rd since Pete and Janet will be here to watch Eric and help jen with the baby. Plus it is at night, so Eric would be asleep anyway. Not 100% on that race yet either… it costs money.