Guess who made it to swim practice this morning? This girl!
I realized as I pulled out of the driveway this morning that this was my first time heading to the pool in a week. I’m great about swimming with my team, but if for some reason I can’t make a practice, I’m not great about swimming on my own. Tomorrow I’m heading to Titusville to help my sister with wedding stuff. I’ll be there until Sunday and then we leave for a week at the beach. That’s over a week and a half of swim practices that I’ll be missing out on, and over a week and a half of swim practices that I desperately need to not miss.
Luckily, I’ll have access to the pool at my parents’ gym while I’m in Titusville, I’ll have access to a pool when we’re at the beach, and I have a little brother who has already called to make sure I’m packing my goggles and swim cap. I might now have my XP team with me, but I will have a swimming partner to rely on to make sure I get my pool time in.
The pool was crowded this morning. Our group was confined to two lanes, which meant a lot of circle swimming (where you swim in the lane in a circle pattern). I’m an awful circle swimmer – all I think about is the person behind me on my heels slowly catching up to me and being annoyed that they can’t pass me for whatever reason. Because of that I’m always slowing down to let people pass me and generally finish dead last.
The good thing is, since we were squeezed so tight, our workout was kept relatively simple and easy to follow. Lots of 100 intervals with 100 easy in between.
It should be noted that the youth swim team in the lanes next to us were doing their 100 intervals at 1:35. I hate them.
Post-swim I had a big bowl of berries for breakfast.
It was more than just berries, I promise. Underneath the strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries was greek yogurt and Chex cereal.
I could eat berries all day long if given the change. 😉
Time to get to work.