My beloved GymPact came in handy today (GymPact is this iPhone app that pays you to go to the gym – or you pay if you don’t). The week rolls over on Sundays, and I needed to check-in at the pool once more this week or I’d be out $5. Honestly, if it hadn’t been for GymPact, I would’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 – 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 – a little over 1/2 a mile. But when the pool is long course, I swim 20 lengths… just a smidge further. And the long course seems so go more quickly because you aren’t turning around so much.
It’s fun to think of it in miles instead of yards or meters, though! I have such a stronger sense of what a mile ‘looks like’ thanks to running.
The length chart sparked a new goal – I’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 I’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. That’s what Sundays are for, right?