Thursday, April 15, 2010

Three Things Thursday

  1. I had a major breakthrough at the pool on Wednesday night.  I finally made it for Angie’s swim class and I was so glad I went!  Angie noticed that my wrist was really flapping around.  As soon as I concentrated on keeping my wrist as straight as possible I could feel the change immediately in the water.  I’m excited to try it again in the pool on Friday. 
  2. We finished the night off with a sprint drafting drill where we had to try to hang on to toes.  It was a lot of fun.  Considering I have swum on my own so much lately this made a great change of pace.  Now that it is still fairly light out until almost 9 pm it feels a whole lot easier to get out to Cochrane that late at night.
  3. I’ve been making Bob’s Red Mill Scottish oats for breakfast at work for the last several months.  I like to add in half a banana to the mix before microwaving.  One day last week I didn’t have a banana and my oatmeal exploded inside the microwave.  Interesting….there is something about microwaving banana and oatmeal together that prevents an explosion…  Of course the banana makes the oatmeal taste so much better, so it is really a win-win situation all around!

13 comments:

Molly said...

Yay for swim breakthroughs!! Way to go!

Wes said...

exploding oatmeal... now that's funny :-)

Candice @ I Have Run said...

You made me crave oatmeal. Guess what is for breakfast tomorrow?!?

Marlene said...

Great job on the swim breakthrough!

Funny about the oatmeal and banana. All the more reason to add it!

Judi said...

oatmeal explosions. no bueno.

Julie said...

Soooo awesome you got some great advice about your swimming --- every single tip helps!!! :) :)

Keith said...

For the longest time I didn't believe the swim drafting thing. It's so counter intuitive. You'd think you'd swim better through calm water, than the turbulent water following someone. It's always the little things in swimming. Yay for straight hands.

Exploding oatmeal - who knew? Hope it wasn't too much of a mess to clean up. You didn't just slink away from the microwave, did you? Did you?

J said...

Have you tried frozen blueberries in oatmeal? I just had it this week and it was so good because the blueberries started to melt in the oatmeal and provided a little bit of cold to contrast the hot oatmeal!

I think working out in a group just makes the workout more fun!

Sandra said...

Happy for you and the swim breakthrough!

I used to love putting bananas, peanut butter, and honey in my oatmeal. Yumm!

Mel-2nd Chances said...

Awesome job on the swim! It does make SO much difference with it being still partial daylight out when it's time to hit the pool! Yay! We made it through the winter!

Beth said...

I have exploded many an oatmeal concotion in the microwave. Makes for a mess but always worth it! :) Great news on the swim breakthrough!

Badgergirl said...

Never realized oatmeal exploded. Good to know.

SSB said...

My oatmeal always explodes in the microwave. I'll have to add the banana in first.