Today is the best I’ve felt in forever. Yesterday wasn’t shabby, but today was pretty dang good. Did I mention that I wasn’t holding on to a ton of water either day? Yeah, that was a super huge plus!
I did about half my usual weights at the gym today, followed by a short swim. I made huge progress with the swimming, not being winded and doing more freestyle. Success! I was short on time because of my clinic today, so I was trying to just fit everything in.
On to the venue to set up for our aqua jogging clinic. I wasn’t able to get into the water last year. This year I almost didn’t make it because there wasn’t enough noodles and belts to go around (which reminds me all the noodles I bought last year are at my old house). We had a great turnout! No including our coaches, we had 17 gals and 1 guy. Fish really put us through the wringer with a 32 minute workout. At the end she gave the option to go without flotation. You better believe I tossed my noodle. It was HARD but good. I need to find a pool deep enough to do it in and be able to keep correct form. Today was a good reminder that it’s good cross training and not just for injuries. Plus you can do speed, intervals, and drills with it.
Afterward everyone went their own way. I went to lunch with one of my friends at WF. We were joined by 2 more friends later on. My boss had given me a $15 gift card there for covering her vacation. You better believe that whole dang thing went toward a salad. I even got the smallest container they have and I still made a $18 salad. Worth every penny because it’s 100% stuff I LOVE.
Now on to prep for the week and chores. It was a good weekend. There are a few things that would have made it better, like seeing Radney Foster, and more of my favorite people!
I went to bed early last night because I could. I am always more appreciative of rest these days. Unfortunately I missed meeting my friends by 20 minutes this morning 😦
I hit the neighborhood pool and had it all to myself. NICE! I did better. My breathing is still difficult, but I am getting better. I did about half breast stroke and half freestyle. This is WAY more freestyle than I’ve attempted before. Freestyle is still wears me out, which I hope to overcome soon.
Speaking of, I am watching swimming on tv right now. Just a coincidence. I came home and it was on. Some of these dudes are dreamy 🙂 And some of them, I won’t name names, have shitty attitudes.
I went and had a sports massage. My hip has really been bothering me since a 5K I didn’t even run at race pace last month. The therapist said my psoas was horrible and he was surprised I could walk. He said my glutes and calves were fine (that’s a first, but I’ve also not been running as much). My left hip and my right hammy were the 2 issues today. He said no running and no lower body weights for a week.
I am still not back to my regular workout schedule, but I am CLOSE. This week was very good consistency wise. I just need the balance of what the workouts actually ARE to be where I want them.
Enough blogging, time for me to get back to watching people be good at swimming.
Somehow I was able to pull something in my right quad as soon as I got in the pool today. Many people use it as a recovery from injury, apparently I gave myself an injury from it.
ODB has a good point. It’s not different from anything else. Warming up helps. The water is cooler and causes muscles to constrict. Common sense things I didn’t really think about. I just jumped in and started.
You live and learn. Maybe it’ll be gone tomorrow!