I finished up the 5th swim of the week today. That is two weeks in a row of 5 swims per week!! Yowsa, that's a lot of swimming. (I'm pretty sure I've had my fill of Mario Kart this week too, but that is another post entirely.) I have a swim test coming up on Wednesday, so I'm curious to see if I will have made any improvement in my 100 yard average time. Coach Mary says not to worry if I don't see immediate results since it takes 4-6 weeks after change has been made to really see the results. I guess my times will tell!
We took the boys to the pool today for a swim. Well, actually, I went first and started my swim, then Kel came with the boys when I was about 3/4 of the way through. He played with them, and then once I was finished we tag-teamed and he had his swim. After about 30 minutes of playing with the boys, I was like one big raisin and cold to boot. Then I realized that the boys can't come with me into the women's locker room. Ughh...next time, Kel will be coming first!! Anyway, on the way home it was already dark and as we came into our neighborhood there were a few people out walking with reflective vests on. Ryan says, "Look, Mommy. There are the streetwalkers." I'm pretty sure we don't have any streetwalkers in our neighborhood, but you never know I guess!
Here are the numbers for the week:
Swim: 4h 51m 13050 yds (that's over 7 miles, by the way)
Bike: 2h 25m 40s
Yoga and TRX: 2h
Total: 9h 16m 40s
And for December:
Swim: 20h 42m
Bike: 11h 6m 36s
Run: 1h 10m 12s
Yoga/TRX: 6h 20m
Total: 39h 18m 48s
I'm really proud of this month. Even though I took a running hiatus, I feel like I made definite gains in my swim while still feeling like I was able to embrace my off-season. (I might have embraced it a little too hard, or so my scale tells me!)
I've set some great nutrition goals for myself this month including logging my food every day, cutting out dairy, grains and sugar for at least two weeks (although I'd like to go for the month if I can), and filling up on fruits and veggies as much as possible!! I'm pretty sure my body will thank me after the indulgence of December.
That's all for now. I might even be asleep by 10:15 tonight!! Have a wonderful week!