So a few weeks ago I posted that I was almost up to swimming a half mile in under an hour. Well as of this past Friday I have reached a full half mile; still in under an hour. Now granted that doesn’t mean I’m going to win any speed trophies soon; nor do I have the inkling to get to the point where I would. However, for this fat woman it means a lot to have swum 17 full laps in one…well I definitely couldn’t call it a “sitting” so maybe a “swimming”?
At any rate I’ve increased to a point where I feel good. I had to push a bit to get those last 4 laps but really found increased enthusiasm for the last 2 when I realized I would be able to use the restroom sooner if I swam faster! (Drinking a full cup of tea the hour before swimming is not the brightest idea, just for future reference)
Today is Tuesday and again my day to swim (Friday was a lucky fluke to get the afternoon off to be able to swim). I’m looking forward to getting to that 17 lap mark again. I think if you manage to do something like that 3 times it makes it sort of a benchmark, no? Or was doing it once enough to call it that?
In other physical activity related news I’ve managed to convince the hubby Adam D that we will be starting little hikes this spring/summer. It felt kinda like another mini triumph because even though he is by far the thinner and more conventionally healthy appearing body of the two of us he is by far more content to lounge then I am! (The irony, right?) So if any hikers out there have tips for slowly starting newbies intent on beginning with some local not-crazy-mountain-climb hikes of the 1-2 miles and working up from there. We’re in the central Massachusetts area so if anyone has good suggestions for hikes around the state (or even into lower NH) I’d love to hear them!
Happy active Tuesday y’all!