Thursday, July 12, 2012

Wednesday & Thursday

Wednesday I was fairly lazy.  I did go "swimming" with Bruce.  I put the quotes in there because I am TERRIBLE at swimming!  I'm trying to learn how to actually swim correctly, but I am REALLY struggling just to learn the breathing.  At this point, it's more of a exercise in frustration than in actually calorie burning.

Thursday:  Two halves equal a whole?  I was too lazy to get up and run with the group, and then I didn't want to take off and miss my breakfast time with Bruce before work.  Then the kids got up, and I made breakfast for them too.  So... by the time I got out the door to run, it was 9:30, which for overheating Renae is not really a good thing.  I went 5 miles, but I stopped at every water fountain along the way, to refill my water bottle.  Thankfully our town has quite a few of those.  I ran about 4.25 miles, and walked about 0.75 mile.  But even the 4.25 was fragmented.  Then I came home and did a workout video.  I wanted to do something different, so I decided to go back and revisit Jillian Ripped in 30 week 1 (which I haven't done in about 6 months.)  I knew it would be easier, but I thought I could still make a decent workout of it as long as I did the advanced versions and upped the weights.  It mostly worked.  It does make me feel good though, remembering how hard I thought that video was when I was just starting out.  I've come a long way. 

1 comment:

timpani76 said...

For swimming, have you tried alternating between freestyle and back stroke? Half lap (or one pool length) freestyle, half lap back stroke? That would give you a break from the breathing and just get your arms and legs used to working together. The breathing is the hardest part, but I think you can do it if you keep plugging away at it!