Monday, December 20, 2010

V is for Victory

Today I broke a mile in the pool. I did 41 laps, which is about 1.16 miles. I feel a little dead, but mostly happy. I didn't even go in with that as a goal - I just wanted to get some swimming done. After a lame session yesterday, I wasn't expecting much success today. And after about 15 frustrating laps, I had an epiphany. A seemingly simple one.

Relax. Just relax. Just let your body be fluid in the water and just go with it. I was stressing out about form and breathing and heart rate and everything else, and as soon as I just relaxed my laps went faster and much smoother. Doing the sidestroke I started to feel like one of these:

It was a cool feeling. And from about lap 30 on, I had one thought.

I knew they were waiting for me in my fridge, and I needed protein. Bad. I came home and made some as fast as I could, then proceeded to inhale them. So freaking good.

The length of my swim meant that I didn't do any other workout today, but I might do the bike in a bit to loosen up my muscles before bed. But even if I don't, I'm happy with today's workout. I'll probably be sore tomorrow, but till then I'm all smiles.

Oh, and SNOW! We FINALLY have SNOW! About time, New Hampshire!!!


  1. Awesome swim! There is nothing like finding that place where if feels great and you just go with it :)

  2. YOU ARE MY HERO!!! I don't know how in the world you swam for over a mile.....seriously amazing! Love egg beaters. I can't believe you don't like coconut ha! yay for snow:)