…but not to running. don’t get your hopes up on that one yet.
but just in case you were wondering if I ever did run (I know I wonder sometimes) here is a picture proving that not only did I run, but I was quite happy doing so.
this morning I did something that I haven’t done in over 10 years. (side note: the fact that I can utter the phrase “over 10 years” disturbs me… is that just me? I said “it’s been over 20 years” about something to sean yesterday and almost had a heart attack). whoops I digress yet again…
and I don’t mean swimming in the “let me lay out by the river or on the lake or by the pool with a cold beverage in my hand and a good gossip magazine so that I can soak up some sun” kind of way, I mean the “I jumped in a pool and swam laps this morning” kind of way.
I’ll be honest – I was terrified. I used to swim competitively, and going back to something with zero baseline endurance when I used to be so good at it was absolutely one of the scariest things I’ve done in a while. do you like how I just mentioned that I was so good at it? in reality I was a fairly decent swimmer, but not a great one
but I did it and I had a lot of fun doing so. sure I got tired immediately and I had to take much longer breaks in between sets than I anticipated, but I realized how much I miss gliding through water so effortlessly.
I was so excited about swimming laps that I even called my dad on the way to work to tell him about it. not that he answered so he still has no idea. which brings me to another point: I’ve realized that recently my parents are turning into teenagers and either screening my phone calls or just flat-out ignoring them and not returning them. I’m not really sure what that’s about. I’ve brought it up to them several times and they just laugh and tell me I’m being ridiculous but I’m noticing a very distinct trend… I’m not sure if this is payback for all the times I screened their phone calls or what the deal is but…. MOM! DAD! if you are reading this then one of you needs to call me back IMMEDIATELY! I called HOURS ago!
wow. random tangent.
anyways, I’ll call that a cardio win! and I’ll be honest, I’ve needed some positive breakthroughs with cardio in my life, especially after my failed spin attempt. but that is another story for another day.
do you swim?? have any good swim routines i can use??