Last week I did 3 swims, 2 runs, 1 strength, about 3-5 short walks and had a rest day on Saturday. As I hadn’t swum on Sunday due to being away for the weekend, I swam first thing on Monday at the Gorbals and it worked fine.
My runs were the best they’ve been in a long time, and my right leg seems to be forgetting it’s sore. My runs on Tuesday and Friday were pain free for once. I’m so pleased, and I’ve stopped the physio exercises and physio treatment. But I’ll still take it easy with running – 2 runs a week still, building very gently in terms of distance.
I went for a wee walk on Wednesday morning before work… I think I had spin on the plan? But was a bit tired after the weekend so opted for a wee early morning walk and a strength session instead. And it was raining for once! Shock horror.
It ended up it stopped raining not long after I went out. The walk set me up well for a 30 minute Apple fitness strength session with Kyle.
I feel like I’ve got my swim fitness back, and I’m swimming strongly, and seeming to recover well too. Training is going well, and I’m enjoying it. I’m a swimmer again!
Only thing is my old goggles have started leaking… which is a little annoying. An old pair of clear tyr goggles. So I went back to my trusty Speedo goggles instead. I ended up buying a pair of Hyper Elite goggles and they fit well (above). They’re cool. I’ll try them on Thursday.
My sleep was good, although I did have one night where I woke half way through the night and couldn’t sleep. Hopefully that doesn’t happen often. I’ve been much more settled since January, since I knew my path was going to change. So that’s all good.
On Thursday I made some very last minute arrangements to go see the owners of this little pup – Vinny. It was nice to catch up with some ex colleagues and share how good things are with me now – work, training, life. What a difference to a year ago.
It was pure greed, but probably worth it.
As long as I’m fine after giving blood, I hope to go open water swimming on Sunday – hopefully up to Loch Venachar early doors. But I’ll take it as it comes. I’m usually fine after giving blood, but you never know.
Cats dogs birds, nice people and plenty activity and sleep and eating. What a good week, I’ve had. Here’s to many more.