I’ve finally come out of the exhausted haze of the past several weeks and my energy is almost back to normal! I don’t have the aerobic capacity I did before I was pregnant but there’s no need to push myself now. I am enjoying shorter, less intese spurts of physical activity, which often include doing something practical not just exercising.
We now live less than 7 minutes away from the new Whole Foods (only by bike… it takes longer to drive there). The ride is completely in the park and very pleasant! This morning I rode over to return a jug and pick up a fresh gallon of our favorite Strauss Creamery milk. My husband can’t live without it for his weekend lattes and late night chocolate fixes and I indulge occasionally even though I’m preferring coconut milk these days. Of course I never come out of there with only one item, but I kept it minimal today since I was riding, including whole wheat flour for the pumpkin bread I want to make and almonds for quick snacks. The ride home took slightly longer because there were more people and traffic in my way, plus balance was a little trickier with groceries only on one side of my bike. I was pleased to be out in the sun and enjoying the fresh air for a few minutes!
This afternoon I drove to the pool and found myself a spot in a sunny lane. I love the high windows at the Presidio Y because if I’m there at just the right time, sunshine spreads across the pool and I can pretend I’m swimming in an outdoor pool, minus the chilly air when I get out. I felt like my breathing wasn’t as deep as it sometimes is but I swam slowly and didn’t get winded during my quarter mile swim. I felt that was enough for today, after yoga and my short ride this morning. Plus, I’ve got a show to play tonight and wanted to save my arms!