Jax is learning to do some tricks!
Monday I DID NOT WANT TO WORK OUT! I wanted to go home and curl up in bed with a good book. But I let my car find it's way to the gym in spite of my desire to go home and the much later than usual start time to my workout. When I got there a friendly soul asked how I was and I grumbled, "Okay." Then we both dished over how we didn't feel like being there at all. People I work with assume I love working out......always! That is so not the case. At all! Monday did turn out to be a good workout.....isn't it funny how that often happens? I ran more miles than usual with no break and felt quite good during the majority of the run and left with that great post workout feeling. That's why I don't go home and skip the workout.
Tuesday I got up very early and swam a mile. I love getting to the pool early and getting the lane next to the wall. There were never very many of us and it was 100 times better than my swim last Wednesday evening. Yet Tuesday night I was back at the same pool of the super sucky swim for my first private lesson. And I loved it. I felt so different leaving this lesson than I did the group lessons. I felt like I had hope that maybe at some point I will at least partially get it and be able to swim more efficiently. She started out by telling me what I was doing right - my kick was half way decent and my body didn't have a lot of drag. Well those are both things I have been working on so yeah me! She had me do lots of drills and man I have been swimming very incorrectly. I have a lot to learn but I felt like she gave me some good drills and strategies to learn. I am overwhelmed with all I need to think about (I have a hard time feeling it and do more thinking) but I also think I will get there. I liked the rolling thing and swimming more on my side but it messed up my breathing. I breathe when? And how often? My instructor always seemed to have something good to say (a wise woman) before telling me what to work on. I wasn't going to be able to go next week but I think we figured out a way. My lesson will be a different day at 7:15 at night but I don't want to go two weeks before another lesson. I went out to my car after and did a voice memo on my phone to help me remember some of the stuff. The instructor is also going to email me some drills. I bought 8 lessons, the most you could buy at once. The more you bought the cheaper they were. Well worth it! My feeling after this lesson could not have been more different than after my group lesson. I know I swam slower tonight (if that is possible) and have so far to go but it is so wonderful to have someone helping me get there!
Then I went to see Jameson and Jaxon who I didn't get to see last weekend. Jaxon excitedly greeted me with several kisses and Jameson let me tell him all about my swim lesson so it was a short but good stop.
Wednesday a speed workout on the TM. Working out after work is hard. Sorry I know I just said this. Getting up to swim early is making me tired. I was never willing to get up very often before work for running but I seem to be doing it for swimming. But I need to start going to bed early. Sorry if I didn't make it to your post but I'm beat!
Jax still loves me even though I didn't see him last weekend.