I believe it was on December 1st that I declared that 9 pm swim classes were just not for me. I am so not a night person. But I still need some help with my stroke so what’s a girl to do? I didn’t want to go back to classes at the Y since I felt like I needed a bit more attention. I figured I’d just swim on my own and drop into Angie’s Wednesday night swim class on evenings I felt like it would work for me.
But then I heard that not very many people had signed up for the classes and they were in danger of being cancelled. Uh oh! Richelle suggested that I sign up and split the class with Tara. Tara couldn’t commit to going every Wednesday either, but this way she could swim on days I wouldn’t go. Then neither of us is really out money on the deal. This would still mean attempting to make a 9 pm class. No mamby pambying around though…it is my Ironman year and I’ve got work to do. I’ll just have to suck it up!
The jet lag has hit me a bit coming home though. Driving home on Tuesday night at 5:30 pm I was so bagged that I didn’t go to spin class. I was asleep before 8 pm! In order to make sure the same thing didn’t happen on Wednesday I sipped on tea throughout the afternoon, ran errands after work, and even drank a peppermint mocha from Starbucks at 6:30 pm. It worked and I made it to to swim class with no problems! It was a great class too and I really got a lot out of the workout. At one point Angie had me do a fist drill, and when she showed me how to do it properly…wow!! When I did the drill and then transitioned into a swim I could really feel that I was catching the water. Excellent!
When I got home I made a mug of hot chocolate, crawled into bed and threw Ratatouille in the DVD player. Nothing against Ratatouille, I think it is a great movie…but I can’t seem to stay awake through it! Turning the movie on gave my brain a chance to quieten, where as normally after a late night workout it would be just spinning and whirring. Having the white noise on in the background meant I was probably out in about 10 minutes? At least I have a plan now to make these late nights work!