1. I rode my bike Wednesday for my first bike commute of the season. As everyone knows Monday it was disgustingly hot. Tuesday was fine. So I looked out the window, saw sun and decided I would ride instead of drive. That is all good but I didn't check the temp carefully. It was in the low 30s as it turns out and I wore my half gloves. That was crazy! Crazy! I was worried about shifting and using the brakes. The first part is downhill but today I was excited to come to an uphill and warm up a little. When I got to school I got to my classroom only to find I could not manipulate my fingers to get my helmet off. I had to go find someone to do it for me! My ride home was much better!
But then I went for a run and even though it wasn't immediate, again my legs were heavy and oh so slow. Will I get past this the more I try it or is it just something you deal with and get used to?
2. Wednesday at school was Jump Rope for Heart day. It was exceedingly fun! There were 5-6 stations the kids rotated through. I stopped rotating after I got to the hula hoop station. I had rather a hard time making that baby stay on my hips. The kids made it look so easy and were doing all kinds of neat tricks. I finally got so I could do it for a minute or so and it amazed me how aerobic it was. I was tired for a few hours afterwards, surprisingly tired.
3. I am feeling a little better about my swimming. When I left this week I wrote down the drills I should be working on and the things I want to remember. I always think I am going to remember them but I often don't! I have some things I am anxious to keep trying and that is not always the case. We'll see. I might be right back in my negative funk about my swimming ability again soon.
Thursday I plan to swim in the morning and then bike after my hair cut in the afternoon. I have a bag packed for each thing plus my work stuff. This sport is nuts! I can't imagine how much stuff I'll take to Maine with me. And if you have any in with the weather gods talk them into making all that predicted rain short lived.
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