Monday, October 19, 2009

Swim update

I emailed my coach after the frustrating swim practice last night and he said next week I will be in a lane that is more my pace. Now I'll have to keep up or look silly for complaining!

I am literally dealing with a pain in my butt this morning. I first noticed it after swim practice, so I really think it might be from all the kicking. My right glute feels like it is tied up in knots today. I did some yoga and took a walk to stretch it, and I am also giving some serious thought to getting a massage today. I am taking a little breather after my busy week.

My toes look very pretty after the pedicure. I got a dark metallic purply-blue -- something different and not at all summery. I am still wearing my flip flops for fear of ruining the paint job!

3 comments:

  1. Good thing you brought this to the coach's attention. If you don't complain, you never stand a shot at getting what you want/need. And of course as you mentioned, you have incentive to work harder too. About the pain in the butt, might it be your pirformis? I know it is a runner's injury but maybe it is a swimmer's too.

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  2. I am happy he listened and moved you over! :) I would have been frustrated in the slow lane too.

    My butt is sore as well! But from doing the 30 Day Shred. Hee hee.

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  3. I'm so impressed that you're swimming with an organized group (masters' group maybe?). I'm a chicken about that, and I've been resolving for the last several years to get over my fear and just show up for a practice. As for the glute muscle issue, sometimes I roll my glute back and forth over a foam roller (much more G-rated than it sounds) to try to alleviate tightness. It usually hurts to do that, but it's a good kind of hurt :)

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