You may have noticed that, about 5 weeks ago, I went from swimming three times a week to nothing. Nada. Zero. Zilch.
But don’t you worry – because I’m JUMPING BACK IN!
In my defense, my 5-week long swim hiatus wasn’t my fault. My pool’s HVAC needed to be repaired so they shut down the entire Aquatic Center for over a month. Very traumatizing. They gave me the option of swimming at the YMCA but I am not a fan of the YMCAs in Charlotte. So I just took a break. However, I really missed jumping into the chilly water! And feeling like my workout was play, not work.
It’s been so long that I couldn’t even quickly locate my goggles and cap. I think they’re buried at the bottom of my tri bag, which is buried in the back of my closet. I wore my back-up goggles and a race cap instead. Oh yeah.
Unfortunately, I had a killer headache (dare I say it may have been a little migraine? I’ve never had a migraine but all the symptoms – light and noise sensitivity, facial numbness – were there). Ugh. Exercising seemed to help, but I only got through 800 meters of my planned 1,000 meter workout. I’ll take it, considering.
Many people have asked if there’s a typo on my training plan, as I’ve got two sprint triathlons this week. It’s not an error – I’m actually doing a tri on Saturday and Sunday. Yes, this is slightly insane. But tri season is almost over in Charlotte, and I’m praying I’ll be ‘indisposed’ next summer, so I want to jam in as much tri time as I can.
The sprints are relatively short – barely adding up to an Olympic triathlon when combined – and I’m only planning to ‘race’ the first one, so I’m sure I’ll be fine. It will be interesting, though!
Random side note: My friend Bethany bought me a silk scarf in Thailand and I have been wearing it non-stop. With completely inappropriate outfits. Like pajamas, swimsuits, and running gear. It’s so soft. I cannot take it off.
It’s just one of those days, kids.
Pre-swim snack of goat cheese + rice cracker:
And post-swim casserole… More Santa Fe! Such a great meal for busy weeks.
This post was chock full of randomness, huh?
Off to the first Girls on the Run session on the day! Black scarf not included.