Because of two very long days, I'm only swimming M/W/F this week...I planned this over the weekend, after I looked at my schedule. Too much of everything can make me crazy, so I'm backing off when I can - it's my sanity saver. Plus we are leaving on Friday for Dallas - ack! A lot of details to take care of for the big race on Sunday, and it's pretty much all on me, since Jeff is traveling all over until just prior to the race. The good news is that he's more than ready for the half marathon. The bad news is that right now, rain is in the forecast, which won't be fun for runners or spectators. But this is Texas, and our weather can change on a dime, so who knows what it will really be on Sunday.
Anyway. Swimming. It's dang cold in the mornings, and while the pool is heated, any wet body part that is out of the water is co-co-cold! Actually, on Monday I was cold the entire hour I swam...but then, although (they said, not quite sure I believe them) the pool's temperature was 84 degrees, it was only 32 outside (and the building that housed the pool wasn't much warmer). I'm thinking about getting a long-sleeved rash guard type of shirt and wearing that - maybe having an extra layer will help? Kind of a wetsuit lite? Anyone tried this?
Since it doesn't look like running will be happening anytime soon for me (boo, hiss), I'm going to try and walk, walk, walk my way to a smaller body. Of course, my part-time job has me on my feet for five to six hours per shift, so walking will only take place on the days I'm not working. But I have to do something to get rid of this "fat feeling" that I have. It's not a ton of weight, per se, that's making me feel this way - it's moreso my general floppy flabby body tone (especially in my nemesis, the belly area). I'll be honest here - some days, I just think I should quit eating altogether and that would solve my problem. And then I remember that I'm not the anorexic teenager that I was, so long ago, and get back to reality...which for me, is having a body that spent twenty years being overweight, and is just having a hard time recovering from all the trauma that I inflicted on it.