Thursday, June 14, 2012
I Think My Goggles Are Too Tight...
I hate messing with goggles. I have never found "the pair" for me. Every pair that says "anti-fog" always fogs up. Every nose piece always tends to hurt my nose and I hate having the raccoon look from the goggle straps when I get to work in the morning. In short, I hate messing with goggles.
This morning, I was scheduled to swim 2050 yds and then follow it up with a 6.8 mile run. AWESOME!! I woke up at 5:30 AM, grabbed my pre-packed backpack I packed the night before (example of someone preparing to BRING IT), hit the john, grabbed my water bottle and a banana with peanut butter and headed for the pool.
I was the only person in the pool. AWESOME AGAIN!
For some reason, my HIM plan always calls for a 550 yd warm up, 11 laps for every swim workout. By lap 8, goggles are foggy. So I manage to get through the warm up before taking them off, spitting in them and doing every other trick known to mankind to not have my goggles fog up. I have Googled tricks for de-fogging goggles and found some interesting stuff, like this tidbit of info about goggles:
Though some novice or beginning swimmers prefer not to use swimming goggles, I think they are a critical piece of equipment, especially for the beginning swimmer. (Who are these morons?)
Goggles keep the water out of your eyes, allow you to see where you are going and where the wall is (very important when doing flip-turns), and can also shield your eyes from the sun. Though not fatal to a swimmer's improvement, all of these problems can turn into distractions for the beginning swimmer and experienced swimmer alike, but are easily solved with a $15 pair of swimming goggles. www.yourswimmingspace.com
Now aren't you glad I shared with you that goggles keep the water out of your eyes! DUH! Except here is the problem, once they fog up and you try to de-fog them, next time I put them on and start my next set, I always have water that gets trapped in one of the eye sockets which makes me swim with only one eye open! It makes me the creepy old guy in the pool that keeps winking at everyone!
So then I have to stop AGAIN and get that water out. Except this time, I try to wipe all the water away from my eyebrows and forehead before I suction those suckers back on. And then, this is what I do... I grab the excess straps on the end and pull those suckers tighter, which then gives me a headache, ruining the rest of my workout, which is exactly what happened this morning. I think I had my goggles on way to tight. I felt like my head were about to splode! (that means explode for you non Southerners).
And I do not want any comments telling me that goggles should just stay on your face if they are the right fit without the straps. I know this!! I have heard this!!! If you comment on that, my next post will have your picture with blacked out teeth and devil horns! I know this, but it just never works for me. Maybe I have an odd shaped head, who knows, but here lately, the goggles are killin me!