Monday, February 21, 2011

Shick-wuh!

IronHubs and I have been married for almost 15 years, but sometimes he’s still a complete mystery to me.

This morning, we got up at the crack of night to go swim, hoping to beat the crowds of holiday gym-goers.  No luck, by the way, as we ended up sharing a lane because the others were full.  IronHubs swims so much faster than me that I sort of expected to get either discouraged or competitive with him, but instead he was the perfect distraction.  Every single lap he was either flying at me or swimming past me, so I spent a lot of time focused on not “accidentally” kicking him.  Before I knew it, my pool workout was done and it was my second-fastest 40 PUs to date.  Yay!

On the drive home, I was telling him that I was planning on going out for a little jaunt in my Vibrams this morning, but since I would be keeping the distance to about a half-mile, it could hardly be called a run.  More like a super high-intensity calf workout.  I yammered on for a bit about how my calves were sore for four days after my first try and how I hoped to alleviate that problem this time with stretching and Trigger Point-ing.  When I finished talking, IronHubs announced, “Shick-wuh!”

*long pause while I decide if I heard him correctly*

“Huh?”

“Schick-wuh!” he declared again.

I stared at him, unwilling to ask him to repeat himself, but having that what the hell are you talking about? look on my face that only a spouse can wear.

Super High Intensity Calf Workout.  Shick-wuh!!” he crowed, delighted with his own cleverness.

Okay.  Sure.  So all that time I thought he was listening to me talk about my new shoes, perhaps preparing some insightful comments or questions?  Nope, he was just working on an acronym.  Shick-wuh, indeed.

18 comments:

Jogging with Fiction said...

lol, sounds like something my husband would do too.

Nice work on the swim!

Julie said...

I like Ironhubs! That was AWESOME!!!

Shick-Wuh!!!!!

Julie @ Hotlegs Runner said...

hahaha! learned something new today! you guys are too cute!

Rose said...

Shick-Wuh sounds like pig latin. hahahaha.

Caratunk Girl said...

That is so funny.

Alma said...

LOVE IT!

Teamarcia said...

You're becoming a regular fish! And I hope you enjoyed your shic-wuh... men I swear.

Average A said...

LOL -- adorable. :) Just let him be proud. :)

ratherthecouch said...

Ha! Love it! You know what I find helps stretch out my calves? Bikram yoga. Yeah, yeah, I know. I've made my point. Shut up Laura. Nice job in the pool! I think this whole ordeal is just God's way of turning you into a kick ass swimmer!

MCM Mama said...

LOL! That's awesome!!

ajh said...

Love acronyms!

Aimee said...

Ha ha...love "schick-wuh"!!

Char said...

If my husband had said that to me I probably would have smacked him down. Yes, domestic violence is alive and well in our house :)

Jim ... 50after40 said...

Ha!

Johann said...

Oh yes, and he must be very proud for sure!:) Love it! Great swim! How did the shick-wuh go in the end?

Christi said...

That is funny!

Tortuga_Runner said...

Oh how do you stand it? My hubby does that crap all the time, he thinks he SO clever. Glad you're hitting the pool. Have you tried compression socks for the calves? My calves haven't cramped once since I started wearing mine. Not that I'm wearing vibrams or anything, but I had just let my legs get too tight.

Colleen said...

That's awesome! I can totally imagine the smile of pride that he had for coming up with that!