I Went Swimming Again

Say What???




Yes, I have now been to the pool the same amount of times (twice) in two weeks as I did all of last summer in prep for my triathlon.  I’d say that is a good start!  Especially since I haven’t even signed up for any summer tri’s.  I am considering one on father’s day and one the end of July.  Tri training is a great way to get in shape and cross training worked well when I did my first marathon in 2011. 




So yesterday morning when the only thing I wanted to do was stay in bed, I crawled out and into a swim suit.  Again, my goal was 20 minutes of swimming.  I did 10 minutes of freestyle (new this season with my new goggles is that I can breathe on both the right and left side) and then about 8 minutes of kickboard drills before finishing off with a few more laps.  The reward, as always was the hot tub waiting for me when I finished.




Friday is typically my day off from working out, but I did drag the BOY out for a 10 minute walk around the neighborhood.  It was 50 degrees today, and the snow pile in our front lawn is almost fully thawed.  It’s been a rather uneventful Passover so far so tonight the BOY and I had a rather uneventful dinner.  I’ve been feeding my carb cravings with chocolate…not too good for the waist line but nice on the taste buds : )




They BOY is already asking when I’ll make another batch of Matzah Toffee.  Now that HIS college basketball season is over after a sad Indiana loss last night, he is transferring his attentions elsewhere…the grill : )  With warm weather expected this weekend and no bread in sight until Tuesday, we are hoping to spend some quality time soaking up vitamin D out back.  Woo Hoo!


Alrighty, I have a run planned for early tomorrow morning, so it’s a little TV for me and then off to bed!

Happy Weekend Ya’ll!


12 thoughts on “I Went Swimming Again

  1. That Matzah Toffee looks yummy. I’ve got a thing for toffee; it really tickles my sweet tooth.
    Great job on the morning swim; you are making miss the laps at the pool. I think I might try to go out for a run tomorrow too (weird, but it would seem I’ve got the itch) and it’s supposed to be in the 50’s here this weekend (yeah for the fifties; aren’t we sad). Have a great weekend.

    • It’s that first days of spring feeling that gets me itching for a run and a bike ride too! It is sad that we consider the 50’s spring…I agree! I’m not going to be able to get in my swim next Thursday (I’m going into the city and need to look nice) so I’m already trying to plan in another one.

    • Yes, you should! You can make it with saltines also and it is addicting. I recommend storing it in the freezer. YUM! We are heading out to get more ingredients right now : )

  2. What a sad loss for IU! My boss is an alum and he was really bummed on Friday. You have me checking out the local YMCA’s swim schedule now. I want to get back in the pool!!!

  3. Hooray for swimming! Glad to hear you made it into the pool again! The more I swim, the more I actually enjoy it… and, even better, seeing the progress! Did you find goggles you like?

    • Yes…they are a cheaper speedo brand with foam instead of suction along the eyes (does that make sense?). I love them and can breath on both sides without them leaking. It makes swimming so much more fun when I’m not stressing about my contacts!

      • It does! So important that they don’t leak! I just started working on breathing to the right… it’s hard! 🙂

      • I know! I’m working on the left : ) I know that when I am in open water and near panic that I will prob stick with the right but my neck feels much better this way!

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