Sunday, November 04, 2007
So, I've decided to use this off time from running to take up a new sport. Namely, swimming. However, apparently I've miscalculated my efforts here. See, apparently swimming is a seasonal sport. Even in California. So, no one, anywhere, seems to carry swimsuits right now! I do have a few swimsuits, but they are definitely more of the lounging variety than the working out kind. I might try to order something online, or just deal with wearing my oh so cute hawaiin flower halter top two piece swimsuit to swim laps in. I feel a little silly not having an exercising swimsuit, but what can you do?
Still, despite the suit limiations, I finally got into the pool yesterday :)
I got to they gym right when it opened at the extra early hour of 10am (seriously....apparently no one at UCSC like to work out at a normal working out hour). Much to my surprise, the pool was relativley empty! Granted, it is november, but it was 70 degrees and blue skies, perfect swimming weather. I actually got a tiny bit sunburned!!
Anyways, I swam for just over an hour, at my ridiculously slow pace, which got me 70 laps (25 meters for each lap, I think, so a total distance of 1.16 miles since apparently the swimmer's mile is 1500 meters, according to a site I saw). So, hopefully I'll get better!
I did also see those water running belts, so I might have to try that out. Maybe next saturday when I can count on the pool being empty again :)
My my crosstraining efforts definitely fell short this week with just 4 hours of cardio and a 1/2 hour of weights. Still, better than nothing! I'm really sore from yesterday's swimming and hour of crosstraining and weights, so I took today off, but hopefully will do swimming and crosstraining again tomorrow! It's nice to be somewhat active again :D
Thanks everyone for giving me confidence to get in that pool!