Good news on the back front!! After Wednesday, it seriously loosened up! The spasms are gone, and the only thing I am dealing with now is the upper portion of my back that was compensating for the very weak low portion. I am a bit sore, but no longer in pain. Woo hoo!!! So of course, I went ahead last night and gave a very easy 3 mile run a try. It was just what I needed – it really helped to loosen up my glutes and hamstrings – the major cause of the back problem.
Then this morning was swim practice. We switched a couple of evening practices to the morning before work at a pool that just opened up for summer. It is a longer course (50m), and is just much, much bigger. It is considered an Olympic size pool. Getting used to swimming 50m instead of 25m definitely had me huffing and puffing today. It will be an adjustment, but I am excited to become a better, stronger swimmer!
We showed up to the pool and the skies were less than favorable.
Meghann checked in early to see if practice was still on, as we knew the rain was on its way. We decided to give it a go – as long as there was no thunder, we could get in our workout. The weather was not on our side today (or was it??!!)
We ended up getting in the pool just in time for the rain to start, and then come down hard. Oh well, we were in the pool after all . We got in 40 minutes of solid work before the lightning started. Hey, I’ll take it! Being that it was my first time in the 50m pool, I can’t say I was too disappointed to get out of practice early! Besides, I did have to jet home to walk this little gem…
And I even had an excuse to wear a favorite recent purchase of mine from Rue La La! My Sperry rain boots! I was quite the sight walking Winnie in these beauties (and still clad in a sweet one piece swim suit).
Friday is already off to quite the eventful start! Hooray for the weekend!! Did you get in your workout yet? What’s your stance on exercising in the rain? Yay or nay?