Ex lifeguard, used to swim 3-4 times a week. Im on Week 3 of the "0 to 1mi." program listed in the sidebar. I was feeling a little sluggish today and wondered if deloading was a thing for swimming. I'm making good progress but may just do a week of easy swimming to give myself a rest.
I'm remembering this story now. I was a freshman in college back in 2007. As an introverted latchkey kid and child of divorce I was a people pleaser. Make them happy and they wont leave right? Well in the immortal words of MF DOOM, "be too nice some people take you for a dummy."
I fell in with a group of friends and one guy in particular Max, was not my friend.
I had a car on campus and hed just use me for rides and not pay gas money (back when gas was 5 bucks a gallon). Max didnt have his car on campus, which is important for later in the story...
Hed smoke my weed and never throw in. Drink alcohol and never pay up. His parents were loaded, I was middle class so every time this happened it would hurt my wallet. Max would just phone Dad for more cash then blow it on coke and get his nipples pierced to impress women (didnt work).
Throughout the year Max kept being a dick to me and as I had no real self respect I just ate it. One day though another friend in the group told me Max said to him "Yeah whenever AndroWanda drives me places I just back out and dont pay him gas money. I smoke his shit and he doesnt do shit hes a pussy etc."
I chose morning classes because I'm a morning person and liked to sleep in when I was done. Over the course of a few days Max had been complaining about itching and burning on his side/ribcage. One morning after class Im sleeping and I get a phone call. It was Max, and he sounded terrible.
Max: "Hey man...can you take me to Urgent Care I think I have shingles man, I'm in pain."
Remembering what my friend told me about what Max said about me, I replied:
"Sorry man no can do."
Max: "Please man I'm fuckin in agony, please take me. I'll give you gas money I sw-
"Nah man I'm good."
I hung up and went back to sleep. No idea why he didnt go to the health clinic on campus, dont really care.
Later that year I heard he got fucked up by a lacrosse team member for trashing our common room (my half of the floor shared the other half with some of the lacrosse team), and during a Halloween party Max got knocked out for talking shit. Fuck you Max.
I was the one who stole your iPod. Eat shit.