Two awesome days of exercise.
Yesterday, I ran… wait for it… 3.5 miles. Given that I haven’t gone over a 5K in weeks, this was huge! I was so proud of myself to bang out that extra 0.4 mile. I’ve noticed that as pregnancy progresses, my pace continues to drop a bit, and I need to walk more and more (especially uphill), but I’m still so pumped. I’d really love to continue to run at least twice a week for as long as possible. So far, so good!
And today, I swam 1000 meters. The pool was incredibly busy today, and I had to share my lane with two other swimmers in a circle swim:
Circling swimming used to really stress me out because I am certainly not a fast swimmer (there are a lot of high school and college swimmers at my pool) and always get lapped by the people behind me. But I started to view circle swimming in a positive light when I realized that it more accurately re-creates true triathlon conditions. When you enter the lake during a triathlon, people are splashing your face as you try to breathe, swimming over you, swimming past you… Being all alone in a lane is so calm that it’s almost nothing like a busy lake swim. Now, I don’t really mind circle swimming – it’s good tri practice!
I love to make my own veggie cream cheese by chopping up celery, carrots, and cucumbers and mixing it into cream cheese. Yum.
And post-swim, some
crack sesame seed cashews. Times two.
Song of the Day:
Can’t… stop… crying… to… this… song.
I loved swimming while preggers, my belly was supported and I felt great. I also reallly loved sand walking!! So relaxing!