My beloved GymPact came in handy today (GymPact is this iPhone app that pays you to go to the gym â€“ or you pay if you donâ€™t). The week rolls over on Sundays, and I needed to check-in at the pool once more this week or Iâ€™d be out $5. Honestly, if it hadnâ€™t been for GymPact, I wouldâ€™ve spent my entire day on the couch!
I swam 1,000 yards.
I just noticed that my pool hung up this new length chart â€“ the pool can be set up as 25 yards (short course) or 50 meters (long course). When the pool is short course, I swim 40 lengths â€“ a little over 1/2 a mile. But when the pool is long course, I swim 20 lengthsâ€¦ just a smidge further. And the long course seems so go more quickly because you arenâ€™t turning around so much.
Itâ€™s fun to think of it in miles instead of yards or meters, though! I have such a stronger sense of what a mile â€˜looks likeâ€™ thanks to running.
The length chart sparked a new goal â€“ Iâ€™m going to try to work up to swimming a mile. Hopefully soon, but maybe it will have to wait until post-pregnancy. The further Iâ€™ve ever swam is 1,500 meters (0.93 mile) so I think I can do it! I usually quit at 1,000 yards or 1,000 meters simply because I get bored. Shooting for a mile seems like it would be a fun goal.
Side note: Any idea what these guys were doing? They were in kayaks and used their paddles to toss a ball into hoops suspending from the air. It looks cr-az-y.
Post-swim, I walked a mile.
And then, I actually did collapse on the couch. And failed to unglue myself for the rest of the day. Thatâ€™s what Sundays are for, right?