Saturday, October 23, 2010
Week 5 (Saturday) Swimming Etc
8am I rocked up, rearing to go! I remembered not to eat heavily before going so I had eaten 2 peices of toast with a slight smidgeon of butter and my cuppa at 7am.
I jumped in for my swim, relishing the fact that it was sunny and NOT windy! The water was just nice - a little chilly at first but perfect after 30secs of adjustment! My first warm up lap I just waded and kept my head up and then freestyle back. I had to do a few laps before I managed to get a full 25m lap without stopping. It seems to take a bit for my lungs to warm up. Then after half an hour we switched to breaststroke and I was quite happy that I was getting comfortable with it and making it about half way down the pool before stopping. Then Mon says 'a full lap please'! lol My head said 'no way' but I had a crack at it anyway. Lo and behold, I did it! So I can now do a full lap of breaststroke.
While I was on a high I was told to do a couple of laps of freestyle and of course they seemed easy the breaststroke and although I had a break between laps, I managed two in a row without stopping. I do have to watch my legs as I tend to bend them to kick myself out of the water when I breathe, which of course makes it harder to breathe! lol
I am learning to do butterfly kicking now and I had four laps with the kickboard. Towards the end I changed from thinking that I was moving like a dolphin to moving like a mermaid and it seemed a bit easier then! So from now on I will be picturing Arial moving through the water in "The little Mermaid" as my focus for my butterfly kicking - much more graceful then a human pretending to be a dolphin (aka Rob Schneider in "The Animal").
I finished up with another lap of freestyle and then just a bit of relaxing and chatting before heading off. I am always sad at the end of the lesson and today I am also very sore! My crappy eating this week has drained my energy resources and I am really feeling it! My legs and my shoulders are aching already with my tummy muscles also complaining a little by playing with my digestive tract (lol it makes me burp!) and of course, my nose is now running like a tap in spite of taking my hayfever meds this morning!
But it is oh so worth it!
OH, and today, at lunch time, I need to pop up and get my race pack for tomorrow morning! yey!
Heading off to start my work now! Catch you all tomorrow with an update from my run!
A quick update before I head off to bed! I have my running bib and shoe tag for tomorrows run which I am hugely excited about but I am even more pleased to say that I finally got my lit review done and dusted and sent off for final edits! So happy. Just my discussion left to do now so I will start that once I finish my run! Sigh, now to pack up my huge pile of research papers (I have like 550 papers printed out - no wonder I have run out of ink a hundred times this year! lol) and get my bed ready for sleeping! yey!