Riding and a special swim lesson
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Today was a break from running/hiking. I rode in the morning since it was a fairly cool day. Riding helps me work on my balance and my core muscles and also works the muscles on the inside of the leg. The main thing is that it's a very fun and relaxing activity. There is nothing like moving in unison with a horse and seeing the world from their perspective.
Tonight my daughter, who is a sophomore High School swimmer, gave me a swim lesson. She helped me with my breast stroke and freestyle kick and also with learning to breathe more efficiently on both sides during freestyle. She did so well that I decided to rather pay her for giving me lessons than any of the swim instructors at the pool.
I think she's quite happy about that.
Tomorrow I hope to get up early enough to have time for a long run in the morning. The goal is to do at least 9 miles.