I swimmed swimmingly just for you guys!!
While I finished up at work, I had two hunks of GH bread with Nuttzo that I brought in for the office to taste. Think it was a big hit! The bread + nut butter was the perrrrfect filling afternoon snack.
Once home, I packed up my lunch, answer>ed some emails and I was off by 5:15.
I think my daily bike rides to the gym are my favorite part of the day. I enjoy them SO MUCH! Today I smelled dried magnolia leaves, which reminded me of playing as a child, wood chips, and hose water smell. Mmmm! Playtime!
I arrived at the pool………
JUST IN TIME FOR SWIM TEAM TO KICK ME OUT!!!!!!!! ARGH!!!
The schedule must be out of date.
Thankfully they left one late in the lap pool and two in the kids pool open for adult swim and I was able to share a lane with a man. It was quite claustrophobic because I was up against a wall and kept hitting my arm on the handicap lift. My chest was actually cramping from having to keep my stroke so narrow.
But somehow [somehow] I managed to swim for 40 minutes!!!!!!! I just kept going – nice and steady with a few sprints in there. I have decided that swimming goes faster if I do NOT count my laps, so I just swam and the clock struck 30 before I knew it. I decided to do 2 more sets of 6 to total 40 minutes.
I rarely wear my heart rate monitor when I exercise these days, but today I decided to wear it into the pool.
- Time: 40 minutes
- Max HR: 130
- Avg HR: 109
- Kcals Burned: 170
Not too impressive, huh. You’d think you’d get more bang for your splash! My HR was in the 145’s when I was biking up hills to get there. But like yoga, I think the benefits of swimming go beyond the calorie burn so I’m still 100% keeping it in my rotation.
Shower –> Bike –> Matt rocks!
Spaghetti was on the table!
He grilled up some eggplant
I LOVE EGGPLANT!
Served over a small portion of whole wheat penne
After dinner we watched 30 Rock (!) and GOSSIP GIRL!! OMGGGGGGGGGGG!! JUICY! I cannot believe the ending. Can’t believe it. Best show ever!!
I’m hoping to watch LOST from start to finish later this summer. I think I’ll like it (plot twists are my cup of java) and I’ve never seen it!
Might go have a bite of chocolate for dessert, then getting in bed for the first long night’s sleep I’ve had in ages!