I made it back to the pool yesterday after a weekend hiatus to spend time with fabulous ladies at Blend. I expected the swim to be a bit rough after 3+ days off (I’m not great at swimming) but it wasn’t too bad.
I’m following this 0 to 1650 plan to build up my endurance to swim 1 mile for the Under Armour What’s Beautiful challenge. Technically, I should be on Week 2 but I’m going to be out of town this week with likely no access to a lap pool so I am going to keep Week 1 as my workout for this week, too.
Last night’s workout:
- Warm up: 100m kick
- 4 x 100 (12 breaths rest)
- 4 x 50 / 4 x 50 kick (alternating)
- 4 x 25 (4 breaths rest)
I can feel myself getting a bit stronger but I’m not really getting any better at swimming. I don’t have the proper form and once I start to get tired, I really struggle with maintaining any sort of pace or breath.
So while I was checking in at the YMCA, I asked about adult swim lessons! I felt silly asking – doesn’t everyone already know how to swim? I mean, swim lessons are for little kids, right?
Nope! The YMCA offers a few different options of swim classes (group, one-on-one, masters swim) that I’m looking in to. I want to improve my form and technique. When I watch other people swim, they splash a LOT less than I do and don’t look like they feel like they’re dying, like I do.
The coolest part about asking about swim lessons: In the locker room after I changed into my swim suit, a very nice older woman approached me and asked if I was the one who’d inquired about swim lessons. She had been checking in as I was speaking with the YMCA staff. She told me she’s always wanted to learn to swim but always thought she was too old. But after hearing me ask, I inspired her to get the swim lesson information and she plans to sign up for the summer group lessons. Too cool! If that’s not FitFluential, I don’t know what is.
After getting home, I broke into some Blend treats.
Homemade Birthday Cake Fudge from Colorado Fudge Maker
O.M.G. I don’t have a sweet tooth but this was the BOMB. It tasted just like confetti cake!
I also enjoyed my Ginger Cherry juice from CheriBundi. I tried a sample of the Ginger Cherry this weekend after Tiffany and Lena raved about it and I am on board. It’s less tart than normal cherry juice but still packs a nice punch.
One thing I look for when I buy juice is that it’s 100% juice. I’m not down with the watered down or processed stuff. If I’m going to drink juice, I want to drink JUICE! I choose pure fruit juice.
CheriBundi has 5 flavors in total – I foolishly didn’t try any of the others while I was at Blend but I’m keeping my eyes open when I’m at the store! Cacao Cherry is too intriguing!
Today, I’m off to Lake Ozark, MO for work for the week. A short plane flight + 3 hour drive to the lake = a LONG travel day. Good thing I packed some snacks!