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!!!