I use to love to workout in the afternoon or evening, but Iâ€™m noticing a definite shift: Iâ€™m suddenly a morning exerciser. Actually, it doesnâ€™t happen in the morning, itâ€™s probably not going to happen at all!
One: Henry takes his (amazing) nap in the afternoon, and when he wakes up, heâ€™s usually too grumpy for stroller time. Two: My energy is highest in the morning and then itâ€™s slowly sapped away. Three: Itâ€™s too hot late in day!
Well, itâ€™s never too hot for some indoor pool timeâ€¦
Iâ€™m doing an OPEN WATER SWIM CHALLENGE on Saturday. I am both excited and terrified, as I have not been in open water since the Half Ironman in October. I used to hate open water with an undying passion, but now I kind of like it! Iâ€™m also pumped that this is not technically a RACE â€“ itâ€™s just a big, friendly open water swim. So thereâ€™s no pressure.
Iâ€™ve been slowly increasing the frequency and duration of my pool workouts â€“ this is what I did this morning!
If you canâ€™t read my chicken scratch (especially over Henryâ€™s scribbles), hereâ€™s a pinnable and printable version of the workout:
While I was swimming, I practiced sighting for Saturdayâ€™s event. Sighting is super important for open water swims (I wrote a bit about sighting technique in this post: Donâ€™t Make These Five Common Swimming Mistakes). Over the years, Iâ€™ve realized the most important thing is: 1) to truly practice sighting and 2) to not try to sight on your breath â€“ it should be in between your breaths. Oh, and 3) Pretend to be an alligator. You just need to peek your eyes up out of the water â€“ not your whole head!
Iâ€™ll be back soon with a fun giveaway â€“ stay tuned.
Are you a morning exerciser or an evening one? Does it shift throughout the year in accordance to the weather?