Thursday, June 14, 2012
I wonder how many miles I could swim?
Eliza has commandeered one of my iPods. She walks around holding onto the headphones that are too big for her little ears singing "Oh ohhhhhh oh oh, Oh ohhhh oh oh.....can't touch this!" It seems MC Hammer is on a continuous loop.
It is a good running tune though.
The days of it just being me and Eliza home in the mornings are slowly dwindling, with only five days of school left. When she's in first grade in the fall, both kids will be gone all day, and the baby/toddler days will officially be over. But the good thing is that I get to be my "full time job" self again.
I'm taking advantage of my afternoons while I still have them, mainly, by running and going to the pool. The pool opens at two, and I pretty much have the lap lane to myself. It really feels good to shake all the winter stiffness out of my body, and I haven't lost any swim fitness. I don't think I've ever swam a mile in one shot, the longest has been 800 meters, so I told Mike I want to swim a mile this weekend. Then I want to work up to two miles in July. It's nice to have swim goals, as well as running goals.
Speaking of swimming, hot on the heels of racing in the Columbia Triathlon, my Dad took on the Great Chesapeake Bay 4.4 Mile Swim, with a time of 2:19:28. He's 67, and beat his time from over 20 years ago.
Maybe he should start a blog.
Posted by Molly at 9:09 AM