Sunday, December 02, 2012

Workouts, November 26-December 2

As you might remember from earlier posts, I was sick this week. Actually, every member of my immediate family was sick. I count myself lucky that I only had three days of it, since most people had it worse. The first day I felt it coming on, I happened to go grocery shopping at the co-op and they gave me a sample of carrot juice and one of kombucha. Maybe that saved me?

Monday: Yoga with Rodney Yee, 20 minutes
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: Off. Did some stuff around the house and some walking.
Saturday: Pilates Circuit
Sunday: Master's Swim practice, 1 hour

I felt very strong during my swim workout today. I was in a lane with three other people, once seriously fast dude and a husband-and-wife triathlete couple. I swam after the triathlete husband, and even though I gave him a serious lead, I kept creeping up on him. He is thin and fit so he fooled me into thinking he'd be faster than me.  After the workout I remembered doing kick drills next to the same couple and the wife looked at me and said, "how are you so fast?" I think what helped most is the work I've done on my flip turns. Hubby was not so good at turns and that was where I caught up to him. I'm not trying to gloat, but it felt good for a change not to be the slowpoke.  I would like to feel this strong and confident all the time.

Tomorrow the weather is supposed to be in the 60s here. Crazy. I'm going to get out for a run to take advantage of it.

Planned workouts for next week:

Monday: Run/walk
Tuesday: Solo swim workout, maybe work a little on butterfly because I never really learned it
Wednesday: Spin
Thursday: Spin
Friday: Run/walk
Saturday: Pilates Circuit
Sunday: Master's swim

I have some time off coming up in the semester break. I have all kinds of big plans: Clean my office, do some research, prep for next semester. I also want to make workouts and meals a priority so I finish the year strong.

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