SWIMMING!

I finally did it!

I’ve been trying to talk myself into swimming again for what seems like months now. Last night, I was feeling pretty committed after a disappointing run and all my tri talk this week. So I prepared, and I completely contribute my success to my planning. I packed my gym back, set it right next to my bag with my swimsuit out. I set up my work clothes in the bathroom. Had my lunch packed and ready to go. Of course I stayed up to late, but I was still getting almost 7 hours. I had no excuses. I set my alarms and called it a night.

I’m so thankful I got up with my alarms this morning- props to the husband. If he hadn’t already been up, I might not have gotten out of bed. But I did, and I’m so glad. I washed the sleep out of my eyes, chugged some water, and ate a banana on the way to the gym. I feel like I wasn’t even fully awake until I was in the water.

side note- I always feel so awkward putting on a swim cap. Will it ever get better?!

I swam 1000 yards in about 30 minutes. I love to break up the time when swimming!
200 yard warm up, with 2 sets of 25 yards with only left breathing. (I prefer to breath right- I always have to warm up my ability to breath on both sides! After this warm up, I was breathing on both sides the rest of my workout)
25 yards legs, 75 yards freestyle
25 yards arms, 75 yards freestyle
100 yards freestyle
25 yard sprint, 25 yards freestyle
25 yard sprint, 25 yards freestyle
25 yards arms, 25 yards freestyle
25 yards legs , 25 yards freestyle
200 yards without stopping, touching the wall or ground (awkward little turns in the water)
50 yard free style
50 yard backstroke cool down

I did the bit without touching to see what it would feel like in open water. It was easy, but I wasn’t going fast. I would have loved to stay in the water longer, but I guess I would need to wake up earlier to make time! I will definitely be back in the pool soon. I had a great workout, and it’s nice to go into evening knowing that I’ve already checked my workout off my todo list. I’m also feeling better and better about this potential tri. Does it mean I’m going to sign up?! No. I’m going to see if I can keep up with this for another week or so- then ill decide if I want to invest in the gear. So… To be continued!

It’s finally Thursday. I few fun pics from today-

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I saw a fortune cookie in the break room today. Before 9am. So I ate it. What does this mean?! Practice what you preach??

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I made a bit of a mess at lunch. Seriously, my strawberries were delicious, but they had some bad spots. Don’t judge.

Like I said yesterday, this week has been dragging by!! But we’re getting closer and closer to beach time this weekend. There’s a light at the end of the tunnel!! Speaking of which… I need to pack.

how long do you swim when you work out?<30 minutes didn’t feel like enough…
have a great day!!

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