Monday, June 7, 2010

Jumping in

As you know from one of my recent posts, I love the pool.  I have always been fond of the water.

Every summer, my grandma would take me to the pool with her, and while she did water aerobics with the "don't get my hair wet" ladies, i would swim and swim and swim (sometimes with one of her old-fashioned swim caps on!  I was a hottie).  You would have to bribe me to get out of the water (the bribe would consist of a grilled cheese, with a side of ketchup and cajun fries...ohhh the memories), and then my mom would usually take me out again later in the day!

Then in 7th grade I joined my schools swim team, and I was in a pool year round!  Swimming saved my life (totally not joking, but that's a topic for another post).  I was never good at sports, but put me between 2 lane ropes, and I could get some work done (and I enjoyed it).  I swam competitively thru my freshman year in college, and then my social life started to matter more than it had before.

Well fast forward 7-8 years (gasp...i feel really old), I am in need of an exercise intervention!  So I have decided that the running thing didn't work out....I will try swimming.

So today this is what my fat butt swam (all distances are in yards):

2 X 200
4 X 100
8 X 50
____________
1200 yards

And then I pooped out, but that's not too bad all things considered!

So there you have it.

Day 1 of the Exercise Intervention-COMPLETE!

Any suggested workouts would be appreciated!

5 comments:

katie beth said...

Way to go!!

I am dying to get back into the pool, but the U's pool that is close to the house is temporarily closed. I might try a city pool soon because I swim better than I run too!

Marissa said...

Go you!!

Brittney Galloway said...

Swimming is SO good for you! Even better than running! I swam until my freshman year of college also and I miss it like crazy!

Q, La, and Gooner said...

We have been enjoying the pool as well! I was never on the swim team and now I pull around Gooner in her floatie! How fun! I'd rather run and then jump in the pool to cool off!

wife.mom.nurse said...

My Annie is a swimmer. What great exercise...congrats :)