Thanks for all the comments about my chipper attitude towards the cold! Calgary is an interesting city in that we can experience some pretty big temperature swings throughout the winter. It ranges from –40C to well above freezing, but it seems to be sitting around –12C (10F) these days. I’ve been trying to acclimatize to winter. If 0C feels comfy in capris and a long sleeve, then I won’t mind the cooler temperatures where I have to bundle up more. That’s my theory and it seems to be working so far!
I only had a swim on the schedule for Monday. I haven’t swum since…Wednesday January 27th?!?! I figured a group workout would be great for getting my rhythm back in the water. I e-mailed Richelle to see if I could drop in on her 9 pm swim class in Cochrane. I really am getting into these late night swim lessons!
It was the perfect Monday night. I chowed down on some of my mom’s homemade Hungarian Chicken Paprika and watched the Bachelor (boy, oh boy, does anyone see similarities between the whole Vienna/Wes situation with our Bachelor Jake??). I then made it to Cochrane in time to swim. Richelle had a fun workout for us with a lot of variation – kicking, fins, speed, lowering stroke count. The hour in the water just flew by as my teammate Trish and I went through the workout. Then home with some hot chocolate. Now bed!!