I’ve always discounted the idea of getting a swim in over lunch. It is between a 10 and 15 minute walk from my office to the downtown YMCA. By the time you walk there, swim, shower, walk back…well that winds up being a pretty long lunch!
I really wanted to make up Wednesday’s swim though. With Finlay back home now it is really hard to leave the house early in the morning. He needs to get up, go outside, eat breakfast, and then he needs a walk before I leave so that he can take care of everything before I leave him for the day. Pretty tough to make that all happen and be at the Y for a 5:30 am swim. These lunch and evening workouts are making more and more sense!!
I decided to try the lunch time swim thing on Friday since it was really the only way I could make it work. I packed a swim bag in the morning. I looked at my two swim caps but for some reason neither one made it into my bag. Oops! It felt so weird to swim without a cap!! At first it felt kind of neat to have the water rushing past my head as I pushed off the wall. Then I looked to the bottom of the pool. I have bangs that are sort of semi-growing out. Obviously they weren’t held back and they would get plastered to my goggles length after length. A little annoying, but not bad enough to really impede my swim.
The workout was a good one that included a flipper set, some drills, some sprints, and some descending stroke count sets (which I was thoroughly unsuccessful at). 1850 metres and it was time to get out of the pool, hurry up and shower and get back to the office. It did indeed wind up being kind of a long lunch break so I doubt I’ll make it a habit. It was a nice way to break up the day though, and since it was so nice outside it was a really good walk to and from the Y.
I hope everyone is having a great weekend!!