On the move, one day at a time...
Wednesday, March 09, 2016
So, it's really awesome to look back on my training log for this week and see that I have been going for my short runs each day this week as I'd intended - which has helped me meet my step count pretty consistently the last few days. Small victories, yay!
I had the same swim workout as last Thursday on tap for yesterday - and while yesterday wasn't AS BAD as last week, it was still not where I want it to be. It was like as soon as those fins came off - I couldn't find a rhythm with my breathing. I might be able to keep my "bubble bubble bubble breathe" mantra (or what have you) going for a short time, but then my mind would jump to how my arm should be bent or my hand should be or how I shouldn't inhale water... and then BAM! I was off again.
Don't get me wrong - AFTERWARD my body feels rejuvenated, but mentally, I'm just in a funk. When I really start to reflect on it, I don't think it's a swim thing. I think it's just a general unsettled feeling as we will be moving soon and there are so many "what ifs" and "how do wes" going through my head. But I can't address all of them at once - and when I head out for my workout, I need to embrace it - not let my thoughts go all over the place, but just focus on the present and how to make this one count.
It seems to happen pretty consistently this week when I can let my legs power through and just dig deeper, but my swim is where I'm struggling because my legs just need to CHILLAX.
One day at a time I reckon.