Monday, August 31, 2009

August

Today is the last day of August and by the time most of you are reading this, it will be September and the beginning of FALL!! I love fall - I love pumpkins and applies and the leaves changing and the cooler temperatures and warm sweaters!

I cannot believe how fast this summer has flown by. It feels weird not to be going back to school. It also feels weird not having to train for a college sport. I really don't know what to do with myself. Its an odd feeling.

And so this month of August my stats for running were at an all time low - in fact a record low since I was a little kid. Zero miles of running.

I have been missing the track especially with the running absence from my life and so this morning I attempted to do a "track" swim workout.

I did a "ladder" workout in the pool. After a quick warm up I swam 10 laps then decreased from there:

250, 200, 150, 100, 50 yards, 100, 150, 200, 250

It was a great workout and I totaled 2000 yards.

This was one of the first mornings I swam alone as Brian is away for work and it was a little weird but I managed. He left Sunday and will come back on Saturday.

Anyway - I get into the locker room and I am running late because my workout took longer than I expected. So I am getting dressed in a hurry and then I realize that I forgot a brush!! My worst nightmare came true that I would forget something at the pool. I ran my fingers through my hair and then went to work. And surprisingly today was one of my best hair days!!

I am exhausted and its only Monday so I am going to get some sleep and I will catch up with all of you tomorrow! Sweet Dreams!

19 comments:

I Run for Fun said...

Awesome workout. I need some new swim workouts...I'm getting tired of just doing boring laps!

Nicole said...

Great workout! I'm glad your getting into the swimming! :) Hope your week goes by quick and you get lots of sleep! Labor day is just around the corner! YAY

Marci said...

I like that workout, do you take breaks between sets or change stroke? I tend to do the same old same old in the pool.

Rio Runs said...

I would love to add swimming to my training on days I don't run. Sounds like a great work out!

Jamie said...

summer flew by - it just gets faster every year :( nice job on the pool workout!

The Laminator said...

Good pool workout! If I knew how to swim, I would love to do it "track" style too. Here's to a great September!

trialsoftraining said...

Ha no brush = best hair day? Nice discovery! Could cut down your "getting ready" time in the future ;)

sneakersister said...

That looks like a great workout!

I've been waiting for this day all Summer long, the first day of September! Enjoy.

EndorphinBuzz said...

Nice way to mix it up in the pool.

Natalie D said...

Haha, glad you had a good hairday despite the lack of a brush!! It is weird transitioning for sure. I love fall too! I love the weather we are having in PA - cool and nice!

Marlene said...

A ladder workout in the pool - great idea! You have been so disciplined with the swimming. Hopefully you'll be able to log some running miles soon!

Have a great day! (I'm totally with you on Fall! My favorite season! Plus, it means my Birthday is coming up!)

Lacey Nicole said...

i have done that before, too!!! i got all creative using one of those hair clip-butterfly thingies. lol. fingers def work, too-- clearly! :)

happy september... i love fall, too :) it was 59 degrees here this morning- ridic!

Jocelyn said...

Great jobs on your laps! You go girl. I don't think I got a chance to tell you CONGRATS on graduating! Grad are grrreat! :)

The Happy Runner said...

I guess less in more in beauty, huh? :-)

Happy September!

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

I totally understand the missing college sports training, but you WILL find your groove.

That cracks me up about your brush, finger brush eco friendly as you can get.

Hugs,

Mel

Jeri said...

Have you tried aqua jogging in the pool? Not as awesome as running (single tear) but a good next best thing when you're injured. I also like to just tread water for a really really long time. I just get SO BORED with laps.

Glenn Jones said...

That sounds like an awesome workout. If you continue this, I want you by my side if I need to walk down a dark alley. No more T-Rex arms for you!

X-Country2 said...

Great workout! Remember when you struggled so much in the pool? You're doing GREAT!

aron said...

your swimming is going great!!! i looove fall too :) :)