Thursday, June 28, 2012
The swim meet was fun last night, although I'm still worn out from it. I drank lots of water and gatorade last night during the meet. We had ice cream after the meet to cool down a little bit. Blue Bunny, bunny tracks ice cream never tasted so good! The kids swam great. Stevie (10) came in under 20 seconds on the 25 freestyle and took first place. It was very competitive. Bridget (6) swam four races. They needed her for the relays. Overall, I had 22 races to watch my kids swim.
Today I only walked one mile in 19 minutes for my workout. Still TOM and worn out from last night, but I still worked out.
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
I only did 10 minutes on the elliptical today. I got up too late to get outside. I have to reserve my energy today anyway. TOM hit, and today is my really bad day. To make things harder, we have a swim meet tonight in this awful heat. To make things even worse than that, I got snagged into being a timer. I love being a timer, but it's a huge meet against our biggest competitor. I'll also be on my feet for 3 hours straight. I'll have lots of fluids, Powerade or Gatorade. I usually don't drink those, I make my own mix without all the carbs. I think I'll be needing the extra carbs tonight, plus all the electrolytes. Hubby already agreed to help me out by giving me breaks every now and then. Hope he remembers. I know most of the kids on the swim team and can send any one of them to track him down. It shouldn't be a problem.
Wish my kids luck! Stevie (10) should be swimming another IM along with his other races. Mary (12) swims butterfly in the team medley relay. That's her biggest challenge. Pat and Mikey will have strong competition in the teenage group. Bridget may swim 3 or 4 races. She only swam two on Monday, but she looked great! She got some practice diving off the blocks for the starts. She and all the other 8 and unders looked like they had a blast doing that. I'd be petrified! Our pool has high starting blocks. It intimidates some of the other teams. Not tonight's opponent, but some of the other teams.
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
We had a swim meet out of town last night, so we got home pretty late. Our kids love this Mexican restaurant in the town we were in, so we had to eat out. It was a fun swim meet. Bridget swam her first two races. She did really well! I think she might even have gotten second place in the freestyle. I was preparing her for her "participation" ribbon. All the kids swam really well.
I tried to sleep in today, so I didn't get up early enough to get outside before the heat. I decided I really needed to lift weights anyway, so that's what I did. I worked on biceps, delts, and quads. I also did my crunch routine (regular, bicycle, reverse). I'm feeling stronger and I love how my arms look when I lift weights consistently.
Sunday, June 24, 2012
Hubby wanted me to give him credit for exercising today. We went for a walk together down at the park. It was nice to walk with him. I really need to calm down from last night. Work was very difficult. We had to make a chemo and needed help to figure out the exact process and we couldn't get a hold of anyone. Very frustrating!
Today's a new day, though, and I need to forget about last nights issues. It's always hard for me to that.
The walk with Hubby helped. We walked for 15 minutes around the city park which was a nice change of pace. Lots of people were down there for picnics and an auction.
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