Yep, I rocked the exercise this weekend. And I am feeling it now!
Brian and I went to bed early Friday night so I was up at the ass-crack of dawn and out for a morning walk by 6:15am. Now that summer is here, Florida is a miserable, sweltering spot on the sun so it was nice to get out there before the sun had a chance to peak yet, although with no breeze whatsoever and humidity at about 1200%, it was still quite steamy out there. I did 3.5 miles walking and then picked up the pace and ran a mile before I was drenched with sweat and had to call it quits...with that part, that is. Once i got in the house, I grabbed my swim gear and hit the pool. The pool at my gym is a standard size (25 yards=1 length) and I got in 66 lengths (one mile).
Today has been more of the same. I got in a 3.5 mile walk again this morning but skipped the running portion. Then I headed to the pool and swam 110 lengths in 50 minutes. I am so excited because I really want to do the Key West swim next year and, if I can keep this pace up, I could get done with the race in about 6.5 hours (they allot 7 or 8 hours for completion). So, my plan is to keep building up my endurance by adding more and more laps until I crash. The majority of my laps consist of freestyle, although I do throw in the breaststroke, leg/arm drills and the backstroke to break up the monotony. I shall conquer this!
Besides the exercise, it has been a pretty quiet weekend. I've spent a lot of it lounging in the pool with a book, and with nearly two days in the sun, I am starting to see a sunburn forming-even though I am lathered an inch thick with sunblock. Blasted sun rays!
Hope everyone has had a great weekend. Enjoy the rest of your day!