Since I last posted on Friday morning - I have been working. Literally working day and night on the various projects trying to get caught back up again. I did not get as much done as I wanted to but I did make a big enough dent to feel better about where I am this morning and ready to take on the week.
That said, it meant early morning to very late at night and when that alarm went off at 4:30am today I just did not know if I had swim practice in me. I hit snooze, then hit it again and then one more time. And finally I forced myself out of bed, got dressed, got Annie moving and made it to practice with minutes to spare.
Was another practice that has long rest periods at each of intervals but you had to go all out on most rounds - so I was happy to have that extra time to try and recover my heart rate and breathing rate some. Still an area of my body that needs much more work but its certainly getting better.
After swim I came home got a few things emailed out (and of course I am having email problems with them coming back undelivered to one of my clients all of a sudden. Not sure what that is about).
And then it was off to the Dentist for a 6 month checkup and cleaning, and everything looks good!
Now I am home and back to work.
Speaking of home my Dad was released from the hospital yesterday. He actually wasn’t happy about coming home (very unusual for him) as he said he didn’t feel ready. He has not really eaten since Tuesday and felt weak and was worried about the effort it was going to take to get home and in the house etc. He actually used a medical van service to bring him home - as insurance covers it and it includes them getting him into the house via wheelchair.
If you are thinking - why did he get sent home if he is that weak - well we can thank insurance for that.
My mom was super stressed about it all, as it becomes a huge amount of work for her and we all worry about his risk of falling etc. My sister and the kids live with them now, so that helps my mom some but it’s still stressful that he himself did not feel up to coming home yet - as that has never happened before - he usually chomping at the bit to be released. Fingers crossed things go smoothly and he starts to feel better once his appetite comes back.
Ok onto the swim workout details:
6x50 on 1:00/1:!0
4-6 build a 25 to fast turn, finish easy
8x75 on 4:00
These are all out, 100% effort. The idea is to push full effort past the 50 mark, so that racing a 50 feels “short” (down the road).
25 easy after each
8x50 kick with fins
100 easy swim
Then more yards until I hit 2000 (and to make up for the fact I did not have time to get warm up yards in).