Thursday, July 24, 2014
Day 78 of exercise in 2014 (not a streak)
Swimming: general: 20 minutes 242 calories burned
My son called on his way home from work and asked me what I was doing. I was cooking supper. He said his girlfriend and her brother were going to come over and we would go swimming.
The pool is a cloudy blue color and the liner is blue. The water temperature was 80-81 degrees. We are supposed to have cooler temperatures, so for me it was a now or never time to swim.
In my younger days, I went swimming in a pond that had green algae and newts in the water along the shore . When it was hot, the water was where I went. I also lived by a lake and the water temperatures in it were always on the chilly side. We swam as my son finished cooking more meat, I didn't have enough barbecued chicken for 5 people.
We had dinner on the patio. I made chicken breasts with Sweet Baby Rays barbecue sauce on them in the oven and fried cabbage with bacon and onion. My son stopped at a store and bought two pork loins, one smoked with apple wood and the other hickory smoked, and grilled them on the gas grill. We had spinach and mushroom salad and macaroni and cheese.
Swimming invigorates me and relaxes me at the same time. I came in and showered and felt wonderful.
I don't think I have been backwashing the sand filter enough in this humidity and I am sure I am doing something wrong.