This has been a long weekend thanks to an inservice and a day off from school. My wife and I decided today that we should do something fun as a family. We went to the Clemson Central Rec. Center today for a swim. If you have the ability to visit this Rec. Center I recommend it.
I haven't made the time to hit the gym this weekend. This crazy busy life syndrome has been kicking my butt. I have kept to my guns about eating healthy and staying away from the real Coke. I am still eating MUCH smaller portions than before and I am able to stay away from the sweets.
While we were swimming I decided to swim a lap. On the way down I did well. On the way back I was very very winded. I made it almost half way before I had to flip over swim on my back. We played in the shallow end for a while. After a few more minutes I swam to the end of the pool and back. By time we finished up at the pool, I had completed 5 laps. On the way home my wife and I were talking and she informed me down and back was really ONE lap.
SO I only did two and a half laps. 35 laps (down and back or 70 total) would equal one mile. I was able to "sprint" half a lap in 19 seconds. IF I were able to keep up that pace I would be able to swim a mile in 20 minutes. NO WAY would I be able to keep up that pace though.
I am already sore. My shoulders and arms are aching. If I am to get a teaching job after graduation I hope to be able to move my family closer to civilization and join a gym with a pool. That was one of the hardest work outs I have had in a while. I can deal with sore muscles, but the beating I take when I run about kills me.
Still moving toward my goal of 210 in 2010.