My, things were tight at the pool today:
I shared a lane with a man, and then a swim-jogger.
I realize sharing is a part of swimming, but I always feel like I have to swim so slow and elegantly and can’t really push myself (because when I do, I create quite a splash!)
Nevertheless, I swam for FORTY minutes today!! Rather than counting anything, I just let the clock do the work and zoned out. I planned a whole video on coconut butter that’s long overdue! Now I just have to make it
After swimming I did indeed brave the sauna. Luckily I was the only one in there. I sat on one of the hand-size towels they provide and kept my bathing suit on. It was weird! I loved the hotness, but probably would have liked it more before my workout since I was already warm from the swim. Maybe in the middle of the winter I’ll just go sit in there AS my workout! I guess the benefit of saunas is to sweat? I’m not sure what else, as it was a little boring. I stayed in for 5 whole minutes staring at the wall! My skin got really dry too. Maybe I need to lotion my face first next time? Is dry skin a benefit!?
After a shower, some making up, and a bit of hairdrying, I biked home.
This is why swimming is such a chore – check out my bike bag!!! If ONLY my gym provided towel service that would help me out a lot. I HATE having to bring my own towel!
Stuffed in my bag was my Core bag. FYI, just added this sleekster to my shop. Would make a nice Xmas gift for a sporty friend.
Another swimming trick I have learned:
Since I usually bike home, I get ugly ponytail + helmet hair. But if I BRAID my hair, it survives the ride much better and…
I get a glamorous 80s crimp! Neat!!
I was more than ready for lunch!
Big ole salad with:
- Pumpkin spice vinegar
- Lavender sea salt
- Olive oil
- Leftover brussels
- Leftover chicken breast cubes
- Dried fruit mix
A tiny piece of toast with pumpkin butter and granola
Meeting a reader visiting for a walk, and friends are coming over for dinner! It’s about time for us to get back into Cville. We haven’t done anything cultural or social all week! I need to get myself downtown.