Last night’s swim was really good. It was the first time I forgot that I had an injury. My hip didn’t bother me at all and I swam fast and hard.There were some teenage boys in the lane next to me racing each other. It was pretty funny to watch because neither of them have ever had swimming lessons obviously. There was a lot of splashing and flailing about! And I was still faster than them .;)
Something else I noticed is how many people insist on jumping/diving into the pool at the gym. There are signs clearly saying “No Diving” and the pool is very shallow–about 5 feet. Maybe I’m just a stick in the mud but I’d rather not risk a back injury to dive into a shallow pool. I used to work at an Insurance company paying out claims and I kid you not: more often than not, the quadriplegics I paid for usually broke their back diving into the ocean or a shallow pool. I just shake my head when I see people doing that now.
When I got home we made chicken quesadillas for dinner. First: drinks! I created a Vodka/POM/Sparkling Water drink that was absolutely wonderful!
My kitty woke us up at 7:30 this morning. Doesn’t she understand that it’s the weekend?? Since I was up, I decided to head down to the track and go for a run. I ate half a bagel with cream cheese on it and left the house. My main objective was to run without any hip pain and to also recalibrate my Nike+. I didn’t turn the Nike+ on until I got to the track.
To help myself remember how many miles I did on the track so I could check it against my Nike+, I moved the hairbands from my right wrist to my left wrist after 1 mile was completed. High tech, huh? 🙂
My track run was a mixed bag this morning. The good news: I didn’t have any pain in my hip/butt/back. The bad news: I had a really bad cramp in my side the entire time. I varied my speed and that didn’t help. I walked a bit and the cramp went away. It was weird. I didn’t know what it was and I was feeling frustrated. I completed 4 miles around the track and recalibrated the Nike+. It was off by almost 1/2 a mile!
When I got home, I had a glass of chocolate milk as my recovery drink, stretched, and did my Foam Roller.
Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Total Distance: 5 miles
Track Distance: 4 miles
Have a great day! Get out there and enjoy the holiday weekend! 🙂