I’m fairly certain I’ve done a post about being thankful for running but I don’t think I’ve highlighted my other love: swimming. Today, I’m thankful for swimming.
For a lot of people who aren’t used to swimming it can be daunting at first. I admit that coming back to it after a long, long time of not swimming I was a little nervous that first time back in the pool. I was even more nervous before my first open water swim. The pool I can handle, the ocean? A lake? I mean, sheesh, that’s what pools are for so we don’t have to swim with marine life. I obviously got over that but the pool remains my favorite swimming body of water. Chlorine and lane lines. Yes please!
In training for this 70.3 I’ve been doing at least two to three workouts a week and I can’t get enough of it. I’ve noticed on my training log that if there is a week where I miss a run or a ride, the swim remains my constant. I just feel at home in the pool. I’m not the best by any stretch of the imagination, but I am currently enjoying it the most.
I’ve told some friends how nothing really hurts when I swim. There are no aches, no pains, no random twinges and no sweat (at least that I can really feel). And when I’m finished I don’t really feel like I can’t move and I don’t get too sore.
I love that swimming has helped give me more definition in my t-rex arms and that I’ve met a lot of great people at my master’s group at the YMCA. The young woman who coaches the group has helped me tons by way of form and technique. I’ve even made a few buddies that help push me every workout.
|Swimming buddy who always keeps me working.|
My swim has already come so far from where I started. I used to consider myself a sprinter but after a few workouts with 400’s and 600’s, I’m feeling more and more like a distance swimmer. I even enjoy those days where I do a 1600 all at once. Go figure.
And because someone introduced me to how much fun swimsuits can be, I have a whole new clothing addiction. My current suit is reppin for the upcoming Halloween holiday.
What are you thankful for today?
I'm thankful for Siri on the iPad and I'm thankful that you posted a picture of your butt on your blog today thanks!!
I need to learn to be thankful for swimming! If I slack it's usually in the swimming dept. Not because I don't like it just because it takes more planning. Happy Thursday! Love the suite btw!
I'm thankful for Sir Mix-a-Lot!!!!
That bathing suit is awesome! Love it!!
Cracking up over here at your ass shot, Katie is a very bad influence on you!!!! 🙂
Great post! I wish I was thankful for swimming, I have yet to find the love you have, but I am determined to keep looking. You are going to be awesome in Augusta.
Swimming is my most favorite part of the HIM! I love Swimming! I am thankful for swimming… and 80's hair bands!
I can just imagine what I would look like if I took up swimming…lots o flailing about I think..
ohh, it's time to pull out the halloween swimsuit!
and I loooveeee swimmingnggggngngn lovveee
ok that's all later tater.
I must be the only one who gets hurt or constantly feels like my bones are pulling away at both sides of every joint when I swim, which I don't do well anyway.
It always seems like swimming makes me pull something or pop something out of place.
I am a terrible swimmer, hate water in my face and up my nose, and totally am in awe of those who are amazing swimmmers! You go hottie!
LOVE the swimsuit! I wish we had real lakes here in the southwest so that all of our triathlons don't have to take place in pools.
I am thankful for skull and bones booty shots!
Thankful for… cooler weather, finding a new pool for winter lap-swimming, and strong hot coffee. 🙂