I spent the afternoon at the beach today, which was lovely except it really made me want to run along the edge of the ocean for miles and miles. Epic panorama shot below.In addition, even though I put sunscreen on most parts of my body, the entire anterior coronal plane (do u see what I did there, I used anatomy terms) of my body is burned. Which is awkward, because I’m going to the beach again tomorrow, and it’s gonna be even hottor. It gives me an excuse to wear my super cute maxi skirt, though. But I digress. But first…
Lemme take a selfie.
jk, this is a horseshoe crab. Jk^2,, I am really a marine anthropod with access to the internet.
After returning home, I traded my bikini for a speedo and hit the pool. First I swam laps for 15 minutes. Which wasn’t all that taxing, except when I finished my vision was unfocused and I had a mild headache… I’m pretty sure I’m messing up the whole “breathing between strokes” thing somehow. When I was on a swim team in middle school, I used to have a similar problem, but my coach always yelled at me when I tried to breathe every 2nd stroke instead of every 4th. I was never much of a swimmer, but every Monday will be a team pool workout this fall so I’d best not embarrass myself in front of the entire team by swimming like a sea slug. Then I used a kickboard for 10 laps (my pool is roughly 45 ft. long, like 14 meters) and then I aquajogged around the deep end for 45 minutes. That’s right. Dathan Ritzenhein may have an antigravity treadmill to help him recover from injury, but my familly possesses a giant antigravity pit! Beat that. I don’t have an aquajogger (maybe… I should just wear a life vest. There’s an idea! Or get crafty and make one of my own), so it was more difficult to keep proper form (back straight, knees up, don’t lean forward!) but I definitely felt the burn. Although I never really felt out of breath, which I def should have at some point. I'l try again with flotation support and let you know how it goes.
After the pool, the gym! I do the lifts my coach gave me every other day and my own lift circuit that I made up (basically 2 sets of 12 of every arm excercise I can think of, calf raises, shin lifts, squats to mix it up) and 10 minutes of abs. All in all a pretty tough day, but it was fine. Tomorrow I’ll bike.
All in all I don’t really feel like a success right now, mostly because I’m not working out as consistenly or as early as I want to, and I’m not eating quite as well as I want to. But The summer is only just beginning, and I’ve already made a lot more progress and shown more dedication early in the summer then I ever have, so I’m proud of myself, I guess. I also haven’t seen any changes in my weight or appearance since the end of May, but magic doesn’t happen in a couple of weeks! Also, my shin barely twinged today, which I’m happy about. I can’t get excited yet, though.
I did it again, I’m up too late in Tumblr! Darn this blog. (jk I love it)