First I went swimming! This must be the first time I went swimming in at least 5 years. It was a miserable day, extremely cold and rainy. Even if I could have run I would not have wanted to. I definitely did not want to bike. I was going to Burlington anyways where there are gyms we can use on certain days that have pools. I wasn't sure if Saturday was one of them (I actually didn't think it was) but was prepared to play the middle aged lady card and figured they would let me use the pool. Well, they did so I swam half a mile. Not bad. I was slow but I am always slow. I tried to speed up every other lap. When I was telling my son about it he asked:
Did you wear goggles?
No, I don't own any?
Did you put your face in the water?
Well, yeah some but not the way you mean.
What stroke did you use? Free style?
Well, no it would be the breast stroke.
I could tell he was mightily impressed with each and every answer. Nonetheless I did it and you can guess what I was thinking almost every lap.
Maybe I could get at least a little better at this and maybe I could do a triathlon come spring. I wouldn't be fast at all but maybe I could do it.
Somehow I am going to find some way to do this more often. I had a good time even though I didn't feel very aerobic. But this may have been the kick in the pants I needed to try swimming. I would love to find some "lessons" geared toward pathetic adult athletes who want to tri.
Second I bought an IPhone! I have had a very modest phone that is taped together, you can't see who is calling you as that part no longer works and other wonderful things. I took my son with me to advise me and I got the 3. I know it has some initials but you get it. Yeah, I know they are coming out with the 5 this month so why didn't I at least get the 4? Well, the 4 does nothing I care about. The 3 is fine and it was VERY cheap. Believe me I do not need the most tech savvy features. This one will be great. So what apps can't I live without?
What do I want for fitness?
Any good ones for book lovers?I really am looking for free ones but if there is one that is just unbelievable sure I'll pay!
Third I gave into many pumpkin temptations. I bought a pumpkin latte at Starbucks. It was good but truthfully not as good as the Green Mountain Hazelnut coffee I got later. It was so cold today and I got in and out of my car so many times I needed something very hot! Then I bought a pumpkin muffin. Yeah, I needed that. Then after resisting them 3 times I bought those damn pumpkin Halloween candies. I can resist many candies but those call out to me. I also had a Wollavers Pumpkin Ale to relax with at home.
Fourth, I bought a new pair of cold weather biking gloves. Now that I have done this I will find my other new ones that I have never worn. These were on sale at EMS for Club Day. The good part was I bought nothing else even though there were many things I liked. I hope these help me keep the bike out for a little longer as cold fingers is what ended my season last year. It was brutal.
It doesn't look any better for tomorrow so not sure what will happen on the exercise front!