Thursday, December 4, 2008

Swimming is the answer

Thanks so much for your words of encouragement, blog buddies! I owe much to you. You see, in my pre-blog days, if I was injured, I would have just moped around, been a grouch and polished off all the chocolate in a 100 yard radius.

But now, seeing you all so perky and full of life and energy has given me a fresh new perspective. After work, DH & I headed to the gym for a nice hour-long swim. We figured the gym would be crowded from 5-7 pm, so we went at 8...but it was so packed, we had to drive around a bit to find a parking spot. I cannot believe so many people work out at that time! I haven't swam since September, so I felt rusty and slow, but with a couple of breaks, I managed to flap about for an hour. I am sure you'll get a kick out of watching me swim...I am a comical and inefficient swimmer. I've never taken swimming lessons and am a self-taught swimmer (er...not that I call myself a swimmer!). But, I don't care...I love the water and it felt so good to get my cardio...I've missed it so much these past 4 days!

The only problem with the late workout is an even later dinner. Dinner time is usually anywhere between 6:30 and 8, but today it had to wait till after 9. I've tried eating earlier, but if I do, I end up having 2 meals instead of one!

Somehow, swimming makes me hungrier than running. I was ravenous by 9 pm. Dinner was Top Ramen noodles, cooked with mixed veggies, egg and curry powder, and stir-fried onions and potatoes. It took 20 minutes to prepare and was quite tasty. Of course, by then anything would've tasted delicious!

I am late again for Take It and Run Thursday...but couldn't resist commenting when I saw the theme...Running Dreams & Wishes. Hmm...what would an injured runner wish for?

I wish I could keep on running for as long as humanly possible...with no concern about running style; with no orthotics, arch supports, braces, inserts...damn, I wish I could run with no shoes!!!

4 comments:

D10 said...

Nice swim. I hate eating late, but sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do. And, it would be nice to always be able to run...no injuries.

lauren said...

great job on the swimming. I am not the best swimmer either, but it is such a good workout! My new gym has a pool, so I want to try it out, but only when no one is around!

I always try to eat before 9pm, but like D10 says - it happens - no big deal. I ate after 9pm last night too. your dinner sounds good!!

BeachRunner said...

Nice swim. Sounds like you had a great workout. One more thing, can you stop torturing me with your delicious looking food pics. Dang!

Heather said...

I agree - I am always hungrier after swimming than running!