Tuesday, June 26, 2012
I live in Central Texas, north Austin/Cedar Park/Round Rock area to be exact. And here we are use to having scorching heat, but this season, after an extremely mild winter and spring, the heat wave a finally struck. And it's hot.
The sun is almost brutal, even at 10 in the morning. So for this mornings swimming season, the only time I felt good was when my head was underwater. No amount of sunscreen and reapplying could help what I know will be a reddish glow in a few hours.
Today's swim was great despite the sun burning my sunscreened face! Normally I do four and four. Four sets of four laps, two freestyle and two breaststroke, alternating of course. But today I did four, four, four. I usually use my 32 oz water bottle as a counter, though I am thinking about maybe making something with popsicle sticks, as marking my sets. Each 8 oz I drink means I did one set of four laps. But today I didn't feel as thirsty, and normally I have to really chug the water. So I just decided to do four sets (of four laps) in each 8 oz. Then I kept going, and going, and going. Rarely needing more than a 2 minutes in between sets. So when I first got into the water it was 9:44, when I got out 10:51. I just claim I swam one hour, because of the rests I took.
I feel like I am finally getting back into the groove of swimming and it's wonderful. I am not even that tired. I could have probably swam more laps, but lets face it, the close it gets to noon, the more I worry about little kids coming to the pool. Plus Tuesday here at the apartments is lawn care, though it seems like they are here most of the week. So I know that they would be coming into the pool area for the landscaping soon and didn't want myself and my stuff to be in the way. Plus I still have upper body and core to do today.
Yesterday I wrote a really long blog about trucking through the hardest workout as of yet. I really felt like it was going to kill me, but after a brief hour or so break between the cardio and my scheduled ST, I went to complete the ST like normal. I guess my tiredness and fatigue, though still around, it's as bad as I can now do my normal workouts!
Tomorrow is weigh in day and I am really hoping to see a repeat of Fridays weigh in, which was 156.8 pounds. I have been trying not to weigh in every day, but for some reason it's a little bit of a motivator. If it's lower, it's working....go workout some more! If its the same or higher, it's not working....go workout some more! So though I did weigh myself on Monday and came in a little higher than Fridays, at 157.6, I'm not worried because Sunday's I go out to eat with my family. And we all know how much sodium is in a restaurant meal.
I still have little appetite and nothing is satisfying my hunger at the moment. And I'm really only hungry because I'm not eating as much as I should be. I am having to force myself to eat foods. Just the idea of eating meat, or certain cheeses, or eggs, is kinda making me gag. So I am sticking to fruit and tomatoes with some celery. I am also forcing down some Laughing Cow cheese wedges. At least I can still stomach my Special K Protein Plus! I am sure in a week this will pass, until then I feel like everything is just gross.
Have a great Tuesday! Keep up the Spark-i-ness!