4 days swimming (1800 yds, 2100 yds, 1725 yds, 1750 yds)
3 days hiking (3.5 miles, 8.75 miles and very short today)
2 days Pilates
I find it difficult to GET TO the pool. I'm never really excited about getting my stuff together and driving to the pool. I don't know why but I just don't like it. Once I'm in and I start, it's okay. Laps 30-52 are my least favorite. After 52, getting to 72 is a breeze. Today I did all freestyle. Come to find out, breast stroke hurts my knee. Yup. I bought ear plugs earlier in the week. My right ear kept filling up with water and it would bother me for the rest of the day, to the point of giving me a headache. A plug in that ear seemed to fix the problem. I'm practicing breathing on each side, instead of just one. I feel completely off balance when I do it, but I think it's getting better. I'm still not incorporating the flip turns. I know how to do them but I'm just afraid to. I have no clue why. Next week, I'm going to increase my distance a little bit and maybe try a flip turn. I'm not making any promises.
My body feels "longer". Even though it's only been two weeks of the swimming and Pilates, my clothes are slipping right up to my waist when I put them on. That's encouraging. It's just enough to keep me motivated.
I haven't had a donut in three weeks. That just popped in my head so I thought I would document it. :)
After swimming this morning I came home and ate. By the time I was done and ready to go for a hike, it was 11:00. My daughter was over and we were chatting. Anyway, I took Boomer and Bella to Garin. It was already 76 degrees. It's really dry at Garin right now.
I was just planning on doing about three miles, in the shadiest part of the park. We were only 15-20 minutes in when Boomer decided he wasn't that interested in leaving the shade he was in. I coaxed him a bit further but all he did was run up to a different shaded area.
I finally turned around and we headed back to the car. He stopped in every shady spot he could find. I didn't really find it unbearable but for some reason, he did. No big deal.
I'm off to get ready for work at 3:00. Tomorrow I will be volunteering at Headlands Hundred, a PCTR event. My assignment is from 6:00 to 11:00 a.m. The race ends at 4:00. I would like to get a nice hike/run in over there after I'm done working and maybe get to see some people cross the finish line after completing 100 miles. I've never witnessed that before. I bet it would be inspiring, to say the least. I will be sure to get lots of beautiful pictures (weather permitting).