Friday, January 4, 2008

swimming = sore in weird places

Like my elbows and forearms are quite sore, as is my hip. I did quite good I must say. I feel all pro at swimming. It's weird what getting my heart and lungs in shape will do for all your sports etc. Normally I only liked back crawl because I felt like I couldn't breathe enough in front crawl. But I was a super pro doing every 4 strokes at first, then every 3 as I got tired. I did stop after ever lap, sometimes for about 2 minutes, sometimes for just 10 seconds. I gotta learn the ettiquite for passing people or whatever. Maybe I should have gone in the fast lane but I went in medium. Anyway, I swam for about 45 minutes. I didn't really time it, can't remember when I got in. but most of it was swimming, not a lot of resting. so yay me. Next time I go I'm going to keep track of my distance. I don't really know how far you're supposed to go in a sprint triathalon so I don't know what I'm aiming for. I think even once I can do the distance I have to work on doing it relaxed as that's only the first thing.

anyway, supper last night not so great. SIL had made smokies and perogies. so that's what I ate since I didn't get home until 7:00. Too much. Dessert was yogurt so that's alright. No veggies. bad form. Lunch today thankfully is spinach salad with 2 hard boiled eggs. pretty tasty.

Today is hubby's birthday! I remembered last night asking him what he wanted for supper etc. but I forgot this morning getting ready. He asked me to grab him a coffee cup at the door on his way out so I do and he's like "no happy birthday kiss?" You know it's bad when the b-day person has to bring it up first. oops. So I'll probably go to his hockey game tonight and then we're having a sledding party tomorrow. so fun. Plus it's supposed to be plus 2 out tomorrow! woohoo!

Oh weird, forgot to mention WI! hehe. It was 138.0 this morning. So I can't really remember what it was before Christmas and don't want to look it up but I know I saw 135 something over the break. So it's about 2 to 3 lbs gain. Only I think I lost muscle pounds so it's more like a 3 or 4 lb fat gain. boo. Oh well, it should be easy to get back there. added swimming to the schedule and I'm starting classes again already next week. yay! (might also add in the occassional strippercise class which is now being offered! cool!)

I'm also thinking of buying The New Rules of Lifting for Women. by a bunch of people but it includes my hero Alwyn Cosgrove. it's only $20 on Amazon but something's screwed up and I can't see what shipping will be. But I'm really serious about it. It's a solid serious plan for like 6 months or something. 6 months will take me into bikini season!

Anyway, busy at work with planning meetings so that's sorta nice. I think I'm also caught up on blog reading. I'm sorry if I haven't commented but Google Reader told me I had 500 some to catch up on! So I haven't commented much. But I should be back to normal soon. I'm doing good with not spending my entire day blogging and actually working. (today I was a little easier on myself as it's friday so I took a bit of time this morning.) Anyway, please don't give up on me and if you really want more comments from this superstar then please leave me comments. It makes me love you more.


Vanessa aka Wheebs said...

Good job on the swimming! Happy birthday to your hubby :)

Kate said...

I just picked up the New Rules of Lifting for Women, I had the previous version for men, and I loved it. I definitely recommend getting it, I think you would like it.

Anonymous said...

Swimming sounds sooooo FUN actually. But I just hate the idea of being all wet, especially my hair right before bed, ya know? Oh and the chorline on my hair, don’t want green hair. But good for you girl. 138 is soooo good, and I wish I was there. Soon.

a said...


I am the publisher of Alwyn's book and I would love to send you a copy since you are having issues with Amazon. Send me your address and I will send you a copy!

Anne Kosmoski

Tammy said...

Great job on the swimming! You will lose those pounds and gain that muscle back quickly I'm sure. I might start swimming at the Y once the weather warms up a bit. I don't like swimming when it's cold outside.

Happy birthday to your hubby. Today is my birthday too :D

Emo Eater said...

Sending some comment love! The swimming sounds excellent!

Angie All The Way said...

Every time I read your blog I feel like we're chatting on the phone! lol

I can't believe you forget hubby's birthday! Bad girl.

Lucky you, free copy of the book???

I think getting serious about the strength training is a great idea for the 6 months leading up to bikini season. Everyone always panics when the time comes that they aren't "bikini ready." You will be!

Candace said...

I've heard that shipping is like weeks to get this book through Amazon. Cool you get offered a copy from the publisher. What a suck-up LOL. Really, I look forward to reading your book review and may pick this one up eventually once it hits the library or used book store. Then again I did buy one of those cards at Chapters so you never know - I may slurge one of these days if I hear/read lots of good stuff about this one.

I let our pool membership lapse. I find it so hard to get there in the winter and we kept forgetting the kids swimming lessons on Sunday evenings through the fall (I think they went to only half, if that - we're such bad parents *ugh*). I like swimming, but I'm not good at it and think it's awesome your adding this to all your other kick-ass activities.