Running a Detour

I seem to change my training “plans” every week, mostly detouring around running.  Last week, I spoke of “speed work” in hopes of beating a certain someone in an upcoming 5K.  This hope is now uncertain.  My shin pains still exist, in fact there are intermittent local pains even when sitting.  Have I also mentioned…

Food and Foot

Happy long weekend! 😀 My family is having our 1st BBQ for 2011 tonight – it’s such a sunny gorgeous day.  I’m in charge of making a salad.  Stay tune….I’ll post a picture later tonight. Laser was hanging out with me this AM. I’ve been going to physio for over 6 wks since my foot…

Grueling Saturday

I completely slacked off this week – mostly due to fun outings after work.  The last time I went swimming was Easter Monday!  To make up for this, I had a grueling schedule today: swimming in the AM and hot yoga in the PM.  This leaves me exhausted & ready to snooze right about now!…

Swim Success

I really pushed myself to the max at my swim tonight.  I literally swam nonstop for an hour…..didn’t take my usual 1-2 min breaks. My endurance definitely improved lately.  Exhaling is extremely important in swimming, folks!  It improved my speed & helped me learn bilateral breathing.  Exhalation prevents a buoyant chest & reduces the need…

Adios Remington

Phew!!  I just came back from my 9PM swim.  I was satisfied with my efforts today….62 lengths (31 laps) in 50-55min. I tend to wash my hair late at night, esp since I frequently go night swimming now.  In the morning…..a head of MESS!   I straighten my hair every other day at the least (i…

Milk Frother!

I dragged myself to a 1-hour swim last night.  Oh boy, was I unmotivated yesterday: I didn’t want to get out of the house, the thought of getting wet disgusted me, & I didn’t want to put pants jeans on :D.   With the “Just Do It” mentality (inside joke at work), I went on auto-pilot & got ready…

Swim Schedule FAILED!

Booo….my 1st week on my new swim schedule is already unsuccessful.  I was all pumped this morning about my night swim tonight….then “TOM” decided to drop by this afternoon.  That would mean missing out on Sunday’s swim as well.  Thumbs DOWN….way to go ruining my new regime! 😡 On a positive note, Kate was amazing…