I just got back from a rather unmotivated run-walk, which was necessarily short because I put clothes in the washer at the laundromat and had to be back at the end of the wash cycle to move them over. My back was hurting in the beginning for no apparent reason and in a different place than before but after I walked a while, it went a way. I alternately jogged and walked for about 25 minutes then called it a day and took care of my laundry. The highpoint? Stopping to smell the roses in the rose garden. My favorite variety is the hot cocoa rose, just as much for its name as for its scent and coloring.
Yesterday I visited the Embarcadero Y pool in between a practice session and lunch with a friend. I spent 20 minutes in the water and my goal was just to swim constantly and see how far I’d get. I swam 1/2 mile, which isn’t too bad, considering my lack of swimming lately! Nothing hurt and I got my heart pumping.
On Tuesday I biked to and from work again, stopping at Whole Foods on the way home. After inefficiently balancing my load of groceries between two panier racks, I got on my bike and began wobbling my way through the park. I forgot that balance is way trickier with so much weight on the back of the bike, but quickly got the hang of it again. The wind was blowing hard and but surprisingly the only thing bothered by it were my ears after a long, loud morning rehearsal. What a relief to get home and into the quiet!
8 mile ride, couple of hills, extra weight in groceries
800 meter swim, alternating 100m of breast, free, back
25 minute very easy walk-run