I’m going to back step a bit to Friday. Normally I don’t go back to workouts that I don’t talk about because we are all adults and hey, I assume you are working out even when you don’t tell me, so I’d like to think you give me the same courtesy. Right? 🙂
Friday started with a pool swim
after I wrangled my little man to daycare. I normally knock out 1.2 miles, the half iron swim distance, in the pool before most people have breakfast on Friday mornings. Here is a lovely pic of me in the locker room wishing my swim were already over.
The pools have been overcrowded due to summertime maintenance and I swear the water temp has gone up 10 degrees since school has been let out. Not ideal. Somebody suggested the schools may have raised the water temps because of the younger kids & swim lessons, I’m not really sure but I couldn’t catch my breath on Friday. I was short on time as it was and never really got my rhythm. It was humid & hot. I was miserable. I only had a half hour to swim and only managed .71 miles. Bummer. I was slow. I couldn’t breathe. I let the
million extra people in the pool bother me. I wanted to leave way before my time was up. What do I do after a bad swim? Shake it off! No big deal. It’s like having a bad run or a poor workout. I just let it go and know that its not a reflection on my swim ability but that it was just a bad day. Swimming is just like any other workout, some days are great, others not so much. Please DO NOT let a bad workout zap your confidence. It happens to all of us, even people who get paid to run/TRI have bad days. It happens.
The good news, I am a week ahead of the recovery/rehab schedule. Possible reasons why: 1) I’m lucky? 2) I have been icing 8-10x each day? 3) God is concerned about my mental health? 4) I have been taking it easy and NOT doing anything that is not previously “okayed” by Dr. Alexis? 4) I have been making Aby do all the hard work at the house? 5) I have a positive attitude?
I’m not sure why things are going well; I’m just thankful!
** Always Believe ** Amanda – TooTallFritz ** email@example.com
I think your faster bouncing back is due to being in great shape in the first place!
Maybe. I’ll just keep doing what she says and hope for the best. 🙂
Laying off the running can do miracles. Perhaps as you note, the therapy and the swimming and such just speeding the process up. Regarding the work-outs of any kind…absolutely…there are the good…the bad….but you forgot the “ugly” ones! So you only got 7/10 miles in the pool….at least you can swim! The only Iron Man I will be is the one that sinks to the bottom! Keep it up and looking forward to you back on the run!
That’s awesome Amanda! It’s people like you that make me WANT to get out there even when I don’t feel like it (like today!).
Thank you! You can do it and you’ll be happy you got out when you are basking in the postworkout glow!