That is the sound I expected to hear when I dove into the pool this morning.
Instead…I got more of a swish as I slowly eased myself in reacquainting myself with the water.
Truth be told I wrote the title of this post last night in hopes that I wouldn’t back down from my planned swim. It has been a LONG time since I went swimming for exercise. But I have been eyeing a June triathlon, which means that training should have started weeks ago! With my March goal in mind, I drove to the park district pool at 6:05pm for a swim. I decided to join Caitlin’s Ironman March and although I am a few miles away from my 26 mile running goal, I am yet to swim or bike.
I was so freezing cold on the short drive over to the pool that I almost turned around and definitely thought about walking around the track in my swim suit covered in PJ’s. Yes that is what I wore to the gym! But once I walked onto the pool deck, I was consumed by heat and humidity…a nice change during this ice cold winter. The pool was almost empty and quiet. One of the benefits of the park district pool compared to the gym is that it is MUCH warmer for senior water aerobics.
The goal for today’s workout was to get into the pool, so once I was in, I had to decide what to do. I figured that 20 minutes of swimming (any kind) would be a great start. I alternated between freestyle and prone kicking. A few strokes in and I remembered how peaceful swimming can be and because my newish goggles actually worked, I was way more relaxed in the water!
I was really proud of myself for getting up AND getting to the pool, so I enjoyed my reward of a few minutes in the hot tub. I would have loved to have stayed longer but I had to get myself ready for work.
I forgot my contacts at home, but luckily I had planned to swing back home anyways to eat a bite of breakfast.
Since Thursday’s have turned into a marathon day, I planned for an easy dinner tonight that the BOY could get started without me. Yesterday’s dinner was just as easy. I had planned to make stirfry, but the BOY said that he wasn’t that hungry. Instead, I roasted up some broccoli to have with leftover salmon (from Tuesday). Easiest week of meal planning EVER!
I found this salmon recipe on a blog, commented on it, planned to make it, and then totally forgot where I found it. Please tell me that I’m not the only person who this happens too!
I share this with you so that you know that I can’t take credit for the recipe and because it explains why I have no idea what the portions are supposed to look like.
Yet somehow this Asian inspired salmon turned out AWESOME!
If this is your recipe, thanks for the easy weeknight meal (and leftovers) and please take credit in the comments!
Clean Eating Magazine (one of my faves) just emailed me with 15 Awesome Salmon Recipes! Go check it out!
When was the last time you went swimming?
Any good pool workouts to share?
What are you eating for dinner this week?
Why do I have so many questions tonight?
Orange Ginger Salmon
3/4 to 1 pound of salmon
~3 tbsp fresh squeeze orange juice
~1 tbsp tamari or soy sauce
Ground ginger to coat
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line baking pan with foil and spray with cooking spray.
Mix orange juice and tamari, stirring well. Coat salmon and marinate while oven preheats (longer if you have time).
Sprinkle salmon with ginger and place in the oven (or on the grill in foil)
Cook for 18 minutes.