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Heck of a Swim!

Monday, August 06, 2012

Haven't been feeling well the past few days, but I'm proud to report that other than my walk on Saturday, I have stuck to all my workouts for the month of August thus far. In fact, I worked out every day last week except Sunday and Saturday. Not too shabby. Still wish I had gotten that Saturday walk in, but somehow I ended up passed out on the couch in between cleaning projects. Like I said, I haven't been feeling very well. Heck, I fell asleep during an episode of Doctor Who for crying out loud! WTF?!

Sunday - None
Monday - Laps
Tuesday - NROLFW with w/u, c/d, and stretching
Wednesday - Laps
Thursday - NROLFW with w/u, c/d and stretching
Friday - Laps
Saturday - None (but a lot of cleaning)
Sunday - 20 minute AM Yoga Hip Opener routine (LOVE this one!)
Monday - Laps

Gonna try to keep it going...

My swim this morning was a killer! I knew it would be rough as I was going from 600 yards straight to 1,000...which I think is quite a jump. In my pool that's going from 30 touches to 50! That's almost double from one week to the next! It didn't help that I was pressed for time due to:

1) waking up late.
2) following the clock on the wall, until I realized it said 5 to 3 for 15 minutes and I was running late.
3) having to stop for gas because my dolt of a husband decided to go for a late night drive last night to Wendy's (shame on him!), not knowing I was rationing my gas and had JUST ENOUGH to not have to stop in the AM.
4) a traffic jam on the freeway 2 miles from my exit. It took me about 20 minutes to get 1 mile and then I had to go the back way round.

Plus, maybe my new goggles were a little tight. Or my new cap needs adjusting to. *shrug* I tend to think it's just the almost double increase in time without breaks. It required me to take longer strokes in order to take longer breaths and take too many recovery laps not using my legs. And I still ended up with a bit of a headache for my trouble. I was supposed to follow that 1,000 with another 4x100 and then a 2x60 and 2x40, so I was 600 off my target (minus the 20 yards of breast stroke to see the clock and the 20 yards of back stroke back before getting out of the water).

Between the time and the difficulty...I'm not mad at myself for not finishing.
I do think I might have to take another week before I do my mile swim.
According to 0 to 1650 one mile will be just under 83 touches...but according to the gym it's 88 touches for a mile. I'll shoot for the higher number when I do my first mile attempt...but I don't think I'll be ready for that by next Friday. Another week might put me there, though...we'll have to see how the rest of the week pans out.

That being said:
I'm tired.
I don't want to be at work.
And there are another 6.5 hours until I can leave.

I guess I'll get some work done in order to get my mind off of the fact that there's another 6.5 hours left and I don't want to be at work.

Have a crockpot meal ready for cooking for dinner tonight.
Another football practice tonight...but this time I'm prepared!

My one big pet peeve of this football practice schedule, though? There is no schedule. I have no clue what other nights this week he'll be practicing. At the end of tonight's practice they'll tell the kids - next practice is [fill in day of the week here] at [fill in time]. It's a bit annoying.

Still, they might be getting jerseys tonight, so that should be fun. I'd love Ethan to keep his same number as last year, but I doubt he'll fit the same jersey this year.

And, for the record...it was really hard trying to forget to weigh in this weekend. Friday passed and that was alright. But Sunday was brutal. It was my old weigh-in day, and I debated all day whether or not I should peek. But I didn't. I stayed away. I realized that I needed to keep this focus. Right now working out and eating right are just a part of my life. I'm not perfect at it, but who is? And I'm not killing myself with negativity either. I'm nervous that it won't produce any results, but the other way - killing myself - didn't produce results either. At least this way I feel like I'm getting things done and I don't hate myself for what I don't do.

You can read about my weekend project(s) over at The Life & Times of the Fit Fat Girl:
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    You are just killing it in the pool. I have no doubt you'll be at a mile soon. Are you swimming it all freestyle or do you alternate strokes?

    As for the headaches you get while swimming, it could be the whole breathing thing, but do you keep a water bottle by the pool and drink at some of your breaks? It could be dehydration, which is funny when you're fully submerged in water, but it happens to me sometimes.

    Hope they care coming up with a more set schedule for football... you're a planner like me and I know how frustrating that can be!
    3192 days ago
  • SUGIRL06
    You will get used to the lack of weight in. Takes time but eventually you will be thinking "Oh wow, its been a while, maybe I should do that..." and forget again. loL!
    Bummer about practices being all over the place. How do they expect you to function like that??
    3195 days ago
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    I admire you for tracking so closely and doing your best to meet your goals!

    keep it up for sure!

    3195 days ago
    I finally got all my gear ready and I'm going to start swimming too! My joints need the break, I'm sure. I was waiting until after my half marathon next weekend, but I think I'll end up running a few days this week and then swimming. I used to swim and I miss it and hearing about all your great workouts is inspiring!

    My event when I was on swim team was the 1650...I bet I can't even do half of that now! But I'm excited to try.

    Keep it up!

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    3195 days ago
  • TREP13
    That is awesome!!! You have inspired me to FINALLY use the pool at my gym (I joined two years ago). I swam laps for an hour yesterday and it felt great. I can't wait to get back in the pool again tomorrow.
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