Tuesday, May 4, 2010

I feel strong.

Another beautiful day spent in the pool. Even though it was overcast the temperature of the water was just blissfull to dive into. Diving in when the water is cool is not one of my favourite past times, ask my mum and childhood coach. I was the one found on the side of the pool shivering and crying and making up excuses as to why I should not have to get in the water - "I'm sick, I have a headache, it's too cold, I don't want to", yada yada yada. Totally painful I was as a child. But, now that I am adult even though I still hate it I will do it. Today however was like diving into a tepid bath and as my session began and I swam a mere 200m I was already feeling hot and knew that I would only feel hotter as the session went on. Boy, I feel my complaining coming on again. Gees I'm a whinger. So I will stop complaining now.
My session today went as follows:
  • 500m Freestyle warm up.
  • 10 x 50m kick with flippers - Freestyle up, Backstroke down.
  • 10 x 100m Freestyle catchup - every 25m changing breathing side
  • 300m cool down - Breastroke up, Backstroke back.
Quite an enjoyable session really, another 2.3km to add to my training. Not too hard but I could feel the burn in my shoulders from the catch up. It's amazing, when I am training it gives me time to think about everything that is going on in my life and the things I should be doing at home like vacuuming, mopping, washing clothes and grocery shopping. Not looking forward to it but I must do - so when I got out of the pool I went to the shops bought stuff for dinner that was on the list that Taillah made - Italian stuffed capsicum is on the menu for tonight. I have been blessed with a daughter who loves to cook. Quickly got home and did three loads of washing and vacuumed the floors. Then it was back out the door to pick up the children from school. An action packed productive day. I love it. I can feel that I have more and more energy everyday and I thank my nutritional supplements for that. They give me the energy to get out there and exercise and as I exercise I get stronger - I am a winner either way I look at it.

So tomorrow I look forward to going for a long run as I cannot do it on Sunday. This Sunday is Mothers Day and whilst I should be resting and getting totally spoilt I will be running with my son Kurtis in the Mother's Day 4km Fun Run. Tomorrow I am hoping to do 10km but not sure how this will pan out. I will keep my fingers crossed and just try to stay focused for a run that could take close to an hour. Something new for me and one that I will try to accomplish.


  1. 10x50 kick followed by 10x100 catch up, I come from a swimming background, and that workout would make complain. Nice work though.

  2. What I would do is think about how great it is that the the vacuuming and laundry are all done, and once you get the hour's run in you may get to chill for awhile. The hour will be over in no time.

  3. you will have an awesome run! remember, it is a long run and it is to build up your 'plumbing' it is not to set a time! enjoy it, they can be fun! Cheers

  4. Big Daddy Diesel: it wasn't too bad actually. The only time I got a bit swayed in my determination to finish was at the 6 x 100m mark. After I got through that one it was pretty easy actually.

    Patrick: Fingers crossed.I look forward to setting a new distance.

    Skierz: I will definately remember that. I often get caught up in the timing and I should just remember it's about doing it and laying the foundations. Thankyou for getting my head re-focused.


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