Day 15: Spreading the Spark to other parts of my life
Sunday, May 29, 2011
I did a short swim today - just 24 laps. I don't really have a swimming program, so at times I don't really know what to do in the pool. Fortunately, I found a great website on a link in the Swimming for Cardo team page:
And I plan on doing that from now on. One of the most frustrating things for me now (besides swimming suuuuper slooooow-mooootion) is that I can't go very far without getting breathless. This plan I've found gets you to the point where you can swim a mile without stopping. It doesn't tell you which type of stroke to do, just that you should gradually build to the point where it is all crawl.
On another note, I am trying to spread my little tiny exercise spark to other parts of my life, namely running a tight ship around the house and working on the phd thesis and research stuff for the foundation. As far as the housework goes . . . ehh. My spare bed is buried under a mountain of ironing and I don't even want to think about when I cleaned the toilets last.
However, on the thesis front we are making progress. I did four interviews this week and have started typing them up. I have a feeling that there will be a cascade effect, that once I stop I won't be able to stop. (Or so I hope.)
So here I am crossing my fingers and hoping to get SPARKED and INSPIRED and that my exercise success motivates me to seek success in other areas as well.