Matt and I joined the Y a few weeks ago, and I'm happy to report I have been going regularly. Notice the word in bold in the last sentence? In case you can't see it, it's the letter 'I.'
I have been going. Matt? Not so much. He does have an excuse though. He gets up at 5:30 am and doesn't get home until 6:00pm. He doesn't want to miss time playing with the kids.
Anyways, I had to post-pone my joining due to an untimely mis-step, literally. The stupid stairs in the back reached up and grabbed my ankle a few weeks ago and I have endured an injury. I attempted to power through on the treadmill, and did, but have succumb to the severe pain. So what am I doing instead?
I love swimming. BUT there is one thing that will make me turn and run from the pristine glass like beauty of a swimming pool... Cold water!!
Saturday was my first day doing laps since my brutal injury and since I was pregnant with Chloe, over 2 years ago.
I put my rather large and oddly misshaped, due to a high school injury, toe in the water-a test of temperature if you will. Ahhh, Allegra, it was nice and toasty!! I think I even thanked God out loud for the nice warm, tub like water!! The water was 84* and the air temp was 79*. Perfect for a pansy like me.
So I got after it... I swam 11 laps, down and back being one. I thought 22 laps was a mile, I was wrong, it's 32. I thought I had been swimming half a mile! I wasn't. I felt like such a slacker. See I'm slightly OCD when it comes to exercise. I HAVE to finish a certain way.
For example, if I run for time. I have to stop on the time being ??:00. It has to end in zero. So if I run 15 minutes. It has to be 15:00 on the dot, no more no less. If I run for distance, I run in increments of a half a mile. There is no stopping at 1.2 miles, I will go to 1.5, no matter how much it hurts. SO when I discovered the errors of my swimming math, I felt a little odd inside. I felt the need to jump in fully clothed, no lifeguard and finish the next 5 laps.
I was able to have some restraint though...
... the doors were locked.