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A bullet October 19, 2012

Posted by Judy in Musings.
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That was me in the water the past three swims . . . a lithe, sleek bullet. Okay, that’s probably a gross exaggeration, but that’s how I FELT! I hit the water for the first time at 9 days postpartum and I couldn’t believe how amazing I felt. I didn’t swim faster the first day, but 4 days later, my second postpartum swim was certainly faster. While pregnant, the 15 laps would take me 20 minutes. On this particular day, I swam my 15 laps in 15 minutes . . . I shaved off 5 minutes from my time! And, my heart rate wasn’t all crazy, I found my groove during the second lap (as opposed to not finding it till lap 10 or 11), I could have done several more laps . . . it was really quite stellar, if I do say so myself.

Today I swam the same 15 laps, and today marked the beginning of the next 3 month membership. So, I’m in it until February. I figure it will be a great way to get in shape again, and as an added bonus, it gives me an hour of me time, which likely wouldn’t happen otherwise.

Tomorrow, I’m going to tackle the long laps. I haven’t tried that since the very first day when I thought I was going to die after finishing half a lap. I’m pretty sure the long laps will be a piece of cake now. Woohoo! Pre-preggo body, here I come!

Rubber July 12, 2012

Posted by Judy in Musings.
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My arms and legs feel like rubber. I just swam laps for the first time in probably 8 years. Well, I should amend that. I swam two long laps and two shorter laps, with LOTS of rest in between. Seriously, I thought my arms were going to fall off and my heart was going to pound out of my chest! Clearly, I”m waaayyyy out of shape! But that’s why I decided to start swimming again. I’m getting tired of feeling blechy and watching the scale go up and up. The scale is supposed to be going up (if it weren’t the midwife would probably complain), but it’s going up too, too much! So, even though it seems like a not-so-good idea to pick up lap swimming after an 8 year hiatus and being 7 months preggo, I’m doing it anyway. I think it will be good for me. It will get me up in the morning, it will get me into better shape and the plan is to be MUCH healthier by the time this newest little one arrives.

My plan is to stick to the 4 laps for about a week, and then add a lap every other day after that. I’m thinking it won’t take me too long to get back into the groove. In fact, by the 3rd lap, I was starting to find my stride again, and I REALLY wanted to do a bunch more. But, in the interest of actually being able to move tomorrow, I limited myself. We’ll see how I feel tomorrow, I’ll likely be crazy sore! That’s a good thing, though!