This morning I did something I haven’t done in ten weeks: I swam. I finally, finally got the craving back, and while I know for a fact that I won’t be hopping in the pool 3x a week from here on out, it was a nice change of pace.
The best part of swimming in the off-season, or swimming after a 10-week break, is all bets are off. I can do whatever I want, swim as slowly as I want, not count distance not count time, just swim. That’s exactly what I did this morning. After some swim and pull warm-up, I pulled on the ginormous fins they keep on deck (seriously, they’re like scuba fins!) and did some kick and IM work. Turns out I still cannot backstroke, even with 12-inch fins, but I can butterfly?! How is that possible? I thought butterfly was supposed to be sooo hard, and backstroke was supposed to be soooooo easy? No. I cannot backstroke. I sink and sputter and flail.
I wrapped up with some random pulling, swimming, kicking without fins, and that was it. I have no idea how far I swam, or for how long (around 45 minutes though? I think?). I’ve got a run planned for this afternoon (also my first double in months!) so hopefully I will still have energy for that!
Since I have no relevant photos, here’s a picture I took at the barn last night. One of the minis fell asleep in his hay, and I thought it was too cute not to document.
Happy Thursday everyone!