swimming

Play Swim

by Meghann on September 7, 2011

Good Morning!

Despite a bit of rain, the non-existent lightening and thunder meant the pool was safe to swim this morning. Yippee!

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I had 5 x 200s on the brain, but wanted to make it fun. Five straight two hundreds can be a bit boring, so I switched it up and made each two hundred a different interval.

Here’s what I came up with.

Warm Up

  • 100 Easy

Main Set (2x)

  • 200 Kick board
  • 200 Medium
  • 200 Breast Stroke
  • 200 Hard
  • 200 Pull Buoy

Cool Down

  • 100 Easy

Total: 2200 yds

Incorporating a different element with each 200 kept boredom at bay and the sets flew by. It felt more like playing in the pool than a training swim. Maybe next time I’ll incorporate some time elements into the workout?

45 minutes in the pool meant I had a lot of time to think about breakfast. Many ideas passed through my head, but all I really wanted was cereal.

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In the mix:

  • 1/2 cup Cinnamon Cheerios
  • 1/2 cup Shredded Mini Wheats
  • 1/4 cup Raisin Almond Love Grown Granola <-HLS swag bag
  • Mango Peach Oikos <- HLS swag bag coupon
  • 1/2 Peach

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I’ve fallen head-over-heals in love with the Love Grown Granola. It’s hearty, crunchy, and heavy on the cinnamon, which is what I like the most about it. I was *this close* to giving an extra shake of cinnamon to my bowl of cereal just because.

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No spills this morning, all the cereal made it to my tummy. ๐Ÿ™‚

Have a great hump day everyone!

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