Sorry I haven’t posted in a few days it’s been a crazy week so far. I have had something on the agenda every night this week and will for the rest of the week as well, but that’s ok.
I did my first “two a day” workout in awhile yesterday. I did a 4 mile speed workout in the am before work, and then a swim workout in the evening.
My friend Michelle talked me in to going to a Masters Swim class last night. I am very intimated by Masters swim because although they say it is for all levels this is NOT true. Maybe they mean all levels of really good swimmers. However, it is a new class that’s offered in my town – and I was hoping since it was new that maybe there would be a few non-swimmers there. That was not the case.
My friend Michelle is an amazing swimmer!! She swam in high school and college, so she can go to something like this, jump in the “lightening fast” lane and feel totally comfortable. Me…hmmmm…well not so much.
When we arrived, we were a few minutes late so they had already started. There were only two lanes for Masters Swim. A fast lane, and a lightning fast lane. I seriously have only been in the water a dozen times since last August, and wasn’t even sure if I could complete 50 Meters without stopping to catch my breath. This wasn’t going to go well. We met the coach and he says “Well, we have a 3500 Meter Workout scheduled for tonight”. Umm….did he just say 3500 meters? I’m going to be lucky if I can do 1000.
There were 3 guys in my lane, and me. They were all pretty good swimmers. I immediately felt like I was totally in the way. It’s difficult enough to share a lane with 3 other people, but it’s really difficult when they are all better than you. I sucked it up though and swam, taking breaks and hanging by the side of the pool when I needed to.
About 30 minutes into the workout some other classes at the Aquatics center finished up and some more lanes opened. So Michael (that’s me) got her own lane J This made me feel so much better. A very nice older gentleman named Dave (who was swimming in my lane) jumped in with me and asked if I wanted help with my stroke. Well, HECK yes I do. He watched me underwater and gave me a few pointers and within a few minutes I could feel myself gliding through the water a little more easily. It was great.
|That's me #322....Diving right in!|
Giveaway coming later this week. Stay Tuned!