I started off the week by going to the pool at 5:30 Monday morning. I kept telling myself "2 more laps, 2 more laps" and ended up doing 8 total - yay me! Went to class Monday night and the instructor had us swim with fins.
We discovered, to his delight, that the fins REALLY helped me! I was able to propel myself much easier and concentrate more on breathing and "the roll" using the flippers - in fact, he told me I should use them for my morning swims as well. Then disaster struck about 5 minutes before class was over. I swam past the midline of the pool and got a horrendous cramp in my left calf. OUCH! I had to get out of the pool and the instructor helped me relieve it somewhat. It still felt horrible, and hurts to put weight on my foot - so much for resuming kickboxing Tuesday. :(
Then early this a.m., I awoke with a charlie horse in my OTHER calf, so now I am walking very gingerly. I did not swim this morning, and hope with ibuprofen and some pain spray my chiropractor gave me, that I am able to participate in swimming class tonight. :(
I had several people in my Weight Watchers meeting this morning tell me what an inspiration and how courageous they feel I am for doing this triathlon. Talk about a swelled head. That makes all the indignity of being the world's worst swimmer a little less hurtful! I'll get there, doggum it!
No quilting again probably until the weekend. But I am knitting on my second Odessa hat while riding my stationary bike in the morning. I'm sure this will become my daughter's, like the first one I knit, but that's okay - it looks much cuter on her!