Summer is long gone, and so are my swim days....or so I thought. I felt so strong during the summer, when I managed to swim a great deal in the open reservoir nearbye. I notices a clear difference when I stopped swimming, not only in how my body looks - my arm muscles, gone, my defined abs, gone - but also in how my body felt - strenght, much of it gone, and in my mood - I missed the meditative componenet of swimming, where you are alone with your breath, counting the laps, back and forth, back and forth, you, your breath and the water.
So Chris and I decided to join the YMCA. You see, I have a husband who also enjoys swimming, which is great. My plan is to swim Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and run Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. I'd like to run 10-12 or at least 1:30 min on Saturdays, to keep that as a long run. As of now, I ran on trails on Mondays, around the Arlington Reservoir, and I'd like to make it to the Fells on Saturdays about 2/months. Will see how that will work out. I want to try to work on speed Wednesday/Thursday, maybe even get back to the track on Thursdays, since Fridays I don't run. I also need to make sure I strength train, alternating leg days with arm days, and aiming for 200 sit ups 3 times a week at least. My left rotator cuff is painful but definitely getting better, so I can start on that soon.
So that's the plan. It worked out well last week. The only trouble with swimming? I get super hungry after, OMG. Oh, and another problem, it gets pretty busy there -today I had to share a lane with 3 people, and actually got hurt by one of the people from THE OTHER lane, who was sporting a lot of gear that somehow made contact with my R knee a couple of times.
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