Tuesday, June 18, 2013

11th hour

Well, tomorrow is my first tri of the year.  I finally got in the water for my first swim since last fall!  The tri is very, very small, through the school's wellness program, and I convinced Bill to do it with me.  Nothing like waiting until the last minute to see how much the swim legs remember.

Bill told me on the way home from our 5900 mile vacation that he has never in his life swam a lap in the pool!  He never even had a swimming lesson until after our first year of marriage.  Woah.  This will be some true motivation tomorrow.  We went to the pool and tried to help him get from one end of the pool to the other.  I think we have a strategy to get through the swim.  The pool here has free adult swim from 12:00-1:00 daily so I have wanted to work on that this summer.  Tomorrow is only 4 laps so I think we can do it!

After he got comfortable with the water and swimming on his own, I took off and worked on my swim stroke.  I tried to focus on the breathing again and rotating.  I think both went well for the first time out and I got better the longer I was in the water.  I do need to work on making it all more proficient.  I still get tired at the end of each lap.  That improved as I swam, however.  I will keep working at it.

Good luck to me tomorrow and I won't stop moving forward!

Temperature: 74 degrees
Weather:  calm, scattered clouds
Motivation level: 9
Energy level: 9
Today's Quote: " The race belongs not only to the fastest and the strongest, but to those who don't stop running."

today's mileage: 500m swimming
weekly mileage: 500m swimming; 18 miles walking/hiking
monthly mileage: 3 miles running; 25 miles walking; 5 miles riding; 500m swimming
annual mileage: 126 miles running; 207 miles walking; 43 miles riding; .3125 miles swimming
TOTAL mileage: 357 miles

1 comment:

  1. YAY!! How was the triathlon???

    Love the quote by the way!!