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Out of Retirement

by Meghann on April 21, 2011

Look what came out of retirement this morning.


I guess that means I made it to the pool.

Even have the swim cap and goggle marks to prove it.



I had to work myself up to the pool. Starting with 15 minutes on the elliptical and a light session with the weights. There’s a reason I haven’t been in the pool since my triathlon last July – I’m just not a fan. I put up with it during triathlon season, but if it weren’t for training, I’m pretty sure I would never go in.

Luckily, the YMCA has a really nice pool and it was a beautiful morning to swim. Eventually I wrked up the nerve and dove in to the (surprisingly) warm water.


The goal of the morning was to reacquaint myself with the water. I did 10 laps freestyle, 5 laps breaststroke, and 10 more laps freestyle. I was slow, but it felt nice to be moving.

Eventually I’m going to start the masters swim program with the Y, but for now those few laps were a work out.


Let the triathlon training begin!

Cereal breakfast!


It was really refreshing after a morning in the pool. 🙂

  • 1/2 cup Kashi Puffs
  • 1/2 cup Kix
  • 1/2 cup Post Great Grains
  • Athenos Honey Yogurt
  • Strawberries


It’s a beautiful morning outside.

Here’s to another great day!


1 Jenny @ Fitness Health and Food April 21, 2011 at 10:13 am

yey you did it! 🙂 congrats

totally understand waiting to swim with the masters – you’ll work up to it have a great friday! 🙂

2 Brittany (A Healthy Slice of Life) April 21, 2011 at 10:14 am

What a nice pool at the Y! Glad it was warm for you 🙂
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3 Natalie @ Will Jog For Food April 21, 2011 at 10:15 am

Nice! I’ve had the urge to swim lately too! It’s perfect weather out now for a jump in the pool 🙂
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4 Courtney April 21, 2011 at 10:15 am

Hi! What kind of bathing suit do you swim in?! I’m interested in learning how to swim, but all I have are my two pieces … And DAMN, that pool looks SO nice.
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5 Meghann April 21, 2011 at 1:54 pm

I saw in the SwimSport one I got a while ago. I also have a one piece nike that I bought on sale from Sports Authority

6 Katy (The Singing Runner) April 21, 2011 at 10:16 am

I’m still trying to work up the nerve to go into the pool at my YMCA. It looks nice, but all of the swimmers in it look intimidating! I’m not a great swimmer!
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7 Meghann April 21, 2011 at 1:55 pm

It is intimidating! The trick is to just jump in and ignore everyone else.

8 Michelle April 21, 2011 at 10:17 am

Public pools kinda gross me out so I tend to stay far far away.
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9 Dori April 21, 2011 at 10:18 am

That is a really nice pool!
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10 kristy @ April 21, 2011 at 10:18 am

Man, what a great start to your day! A warm outside pool? We’re not going to have that in Atlanta for a while. 🙂

11 Morgan @ Life After Bagels April 21, 2011 at 10:19 am

Last week I got back into the pool for the first time in over a year. Ended up hitting my head on the wall (really hard!) gliding from a back stroke … I’m pretty darn sure I had a mild concussion, but I might go back next week hahaha
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12 Meghann April 21, 2011 at 1:56 pm

Ouch. That’s my worst nightmare and one of the reasons I stay away from the backstroke.

13 Miranda @ Working Mom Works Out April 21, 2011 at 10:20 am

Congratulations on taking that first swim!

14 Holly @ The Runny Egg April 21, 2011 at 10:20 am

Reading this makes me want to start swimming. It is a workout that I have never really tried and it just sounds so peaceful (but hard too!)
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15 Hope April 21, 2011 at 10:25 am

That pool looks really nice! Congrats on the swim! 🙂
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16 Kaitlyn @ 7 Plates April 21, 2011 at 10:25 am

You are brave. I can’t get myself to the pool just set..I’m still struggling to get myself to run regularly,haha. Thanks for always keeping me inspired! 🙂
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17 Chad April 21, 2011 at 10:27 am

I actually didn’t learn how to swim until i was like 15, and I wish I could go swimming more often than I do, which is like… once a year!
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18 Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday April 21, 2011 at 10:29 am

I love how the pool is outdoors.
Outdoor pools, and awesome oranges. Man I wish I lived in Florida.
Is it open year round?

19 Meghann April 21, 2011 at 1:56 pm

I don’t know if it is or not.

20 Gwen April 21, 2011 at 11:08 am

Question – does Masters Swim Class mean for experienced people or older people? My guess would be that it is a class for seniors! Would be wicked funny if you showed up for it with a bunch of older folks! xo

21 Meghann April 21, 2011 at 2:00 pm

It’s for experienced swimmers. It’s basically a swim training class.

22 Angela April 21, 2011 at 11:15 am

i like the lines on your forehead from the swim cap, its HAWT.
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23 chloe@ 321delish April 21, 2011 at 11:34 am

YAY SWIMMING!!!! I am jealous that you get to swim outside! Consider that an awesome perk 🙂
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24 Chelsea April 21, 2011 at 11:34 am

Good job on the swim. I think the hardest part of swimming is getting in the pool. And um, how awesome is it that your pool is outdoors!!
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25 Aneta April 21, 2011 at 11:44 am

Hey! im trying to get into running…any tips?
or any pool workouts that you know.


26 Meghann April 21, 2011 at 2:01 pm

I know nothing about pool workouts – I’m such a newbie! But for running – start off slow! You have to walk before you can run afterall 🙂

27 Shannon April 21, 2011 at 12:03 pm

I LOVE swimming. I am also training for a triathlon so I have been hitting the pool a lot lately. I always feel so great after I swim
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28 Hilary April 21, 2011 at 12:19 pm

So JEALOUS! I love to swim and that water looks beautiful….and your goggle marks are not nearly as bad as mine!
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29 Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife April 21, 2011 at 12:43 pm

I loooovvvee swimming! I did my swim workout this morning too-about 2-3 miles 🙂 Told ya I would do it! GO YOU!!!!

30 Meghann April 21, 2011 at 2:02 pm

you swam 2-3 miles? whoa!

31 Katherine: Unemployed April 21, 2011 at 12:44 pm

wayyy too cold to swim outside
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32 Meghann April 21, 2011 at 2:02 pm

Not in Florida!

33 Kiran @ April 21, 2011 at 1:34 pm

I miss swimming. Ought to do it at YMCA sometime.
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34 Kacy April 21, 2011 at 2:55 pm

I’m so scared to swim… I feel like I’ll look a mad fool.

35 allyson April 21, 2011 at 8:46 pm

omg-your y pool is so nice and its outdoors. much better than the indoor pools most of us have to swim in. i am so jealous!

36 Allie April 22, 2011 at 11:21 am

Sounds so nice to take a swim outside. I seriously need to consider moving South!

37 Katie G. April 22, 2011 at 11:42 am

I am training for my first triathlong and am NOT enjoying the swimming part…but I know I need to do it so I’m making myself go. I am so jealous that it is outdoor pool weather where you live…I need to move to Florida…
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