Saturday, August 01, 2009
I'm feeling like I could take on a gang of young thugs.
I probably couldn't, but I always feel so good and so strong when I get out of the pool.
I did more than I thought I would today. I haven't swum regularly in over four years, so I know my endurance really isn't there, not to mention that I'm 60 pounds heavier than when I swam in college. Meh. In any case, I swam two miles (3300 yards) in just under two hours. I did a lot of easy swimming, just to stretch out and give my body a break from the gym workouts during the week. I feel good- no pain in my shins, no pain in my hip, no pain in my Achilles tendon. A little tender in the lower back, but thats because I broke that bone back in the day. There hasn't been swimming without back pain for me in a long, long time. Its not a bad pain, just a little muscle soreness. If I was a smart cookie, I would do some intensive core workouts. Then me and my slouchy back wouldn't hurt so much.
I did do a little bit yesterday. I got roped into the gym for an hour by a friend of mine. It was a very easy, easy, EASY day. I think we did about 25 minutes on the recumbent bike, then we did some of the machines for abs and lower back. Took it easy there, and I think only spent about 20 minutes doing any of those. So the rest of the time (15 minutes) we spent gossipping as we always do.
Down a few more pounds this week. I'm not expecting miracles. Honestly, I'd be just as happy staying the same weight and being fit as losing 50 pounds. Not that I'm trying to tempt the gods (because I *would* like to lose 50 pounds) but I like feeling healthy the way I've felt this week.
Cross your fingers that I don't get too wasty-wasted at tonights open bar and ruin all my hard work this week!