Tuesday, July 15, 2008

To Swim or Not to Swim...

To swim or not to swim that was the question of the evening. We (Jodie, Bryan, Landon, Danny, Danny's Girly Friend, Max & Maddox) went to watch the Bay Area Toros play this evening. I had scheduled for the day to swim a little and do 15 min on the treadmill. My knee was starting to hurt a little bit so I was thinking of just doing the water work since I have a killer day scheduled for tomorrow. I haven't been in the pool in ages. Mind you I love to swim. I love the pool. I love laps. I love to race even more. I spent most of my young life either in the pool or around the pool. Swimming, however is not like biking or running, in that you have to prepare all your gear for it. This often keeps me from swimming. You have to get your suit, goggles, cap, flip flops, towel, swim ear drops, change of clothes, and any extra gear you want like kick boards, paddles etc. and get it all ready for the pool. I always feel like I am packing for a trip out of town when I go to the gym to swim. And then when you are finished you are wet... not just wet but chlorine wet. Which means a shower right away so you don't get crocodile skin or green, dry hair. So by now I bet you are wondering if I made it to the pool.
Yes!!! I did a good 30 min workout in the pool. I believe my day called for 8-12 laps. I doubled that atleast. Now I just need to get my hubby to put some needles in my knee before tomorrow and all will be well with the world. 
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1 comment:

Viv said...

You move through the pool like a swan! I go dressed in my suit and swim cap early in the am to the pool. Minimizes packing and put the fear in me to drive slowly. hehehe
There has to be a way we can trade off. Maybe you motivate me in the pool then we do a run togther....