Look out Dana Torres. So you were the oldest swimmer in the Olympics? There just may an even older swimmer in the next Olympics!
The last time I went swimming I did 6 sets of 2 laps of freestyle (plus all my breast stroke laps.) Originally I was doing one lap only! I stated the other day that soon I was going to try 3 laps in a row. So what did I do today? Hold onto your hats..........I swam 6 sets of 3 laps each of the freestyle. That my friends is 18 total freestyle laps compared to the previous 12. Pretty steep improvement right???? I figure with that rate of improvement I will surely be ready for the next Olympics. You can all say you knew me when!
Seriously, I am very impressed with my improvement. I am still doing my job at the pool of making everyone else feel good about their technique but I am also beginning - just beginning to feel good about mine. I still cannot imagine doing the freestyle for a quarter mile or a half mile or whatever distance it is you swim in a sprint tri (see how little I know) in a lake with no walls or solid ends of lanes. Today was bad enough when both walls were taken and I had to swim in the middle of the pool! My biggest worry was that I would swim into a swimmer in a neighboring lane. But 3 laps in a row! Whoever would have thought? The time in the pool flies by. If I wasn't going to work I would stay longer but I have increased my overall number of laps to a respectable but manageable amount for a slow swimmer. I'm glad I have a lot of time until summer.
On the running front I had a great treadmill workout yesterday. I went immediately after school but I had to be back at school for a parent conference. So my time was limited and I pushed it and had a terrific semi speedy workout. The other bonus - when you go to a parent conference straight from the gym (smelly maybe?) the parents don't linger and talk and talk and you get home at a decent hour!
I rarely post about giveaways but I want at least one shirt from this company so I am. But don't bother go look. It probably isn't to your taste.
The giveway is on Juice Boxes and Crayolas blog. I have a feeling one or two of these shirts will be on my Christmas list.