Also, it was Thursday. I seem to have a problem with getting to the pool on Thursdays. It's
The funny thing about that walk was that on Saturday, I realized that my shins were a little sore. REALLY? I'm gonna have to go through that all over again?!? Crum. Obviously swimming does not work quite the same leg muscles as walking...which means that I'll get to enjoy the thrill of sore muscles along with lungs that will, no doubt, be screaming for mercy, once I get back to running. Rats, rats, rats - I forgot that my conditioning is gone.
And then, this was the scene yesterday:
6:45 am - alarm goes off. Me: hit snooze.
6:50 am - alarm goes off. Me: hit snooze, think about getting up.
6:55 am - alarm goes off. Me: hit snooze, try to come up with reasons why it's OK to skip pool today.
7:00 am - alarm goes off. Me: hit snooze, notice that it's light outside. Shoot. Darkness was my excuse last week.
7:05 am - alarm goes off. Me: hit snooze, bargain with self. You don't have to go to the pool, but you do have to get up. Decide to give it a few more minutes of contemplation.
7:10 am - alarm goes off. Me: hit snooze, but actually get out of bed. Feed cats, let Paco outside, check online weather for thunderstorm, because then for sure I wouldn't have to go to pool. Shoot. Weather clear for now.
7:15 am - alarm goes off. Me: oops, forgot to turn the damn thing off. Sigh. Might as well put swimsuit on, but I don't have to go to the pool if I don't want to.
7:30 am - Me: in car, driving to pool. Promise self nap after, as reward for going.
Seriously, WHY OH WHY do I do this??? Well, I know why. It's because I got out of the habit of getting up every stinking weekday and (to quote Nike) just DOING it. I was afraid that my time off due to the surgery and recovery would result in this...the return of lazy Shelley. I swear, that bitch just bides her time, waiting to come out...and she has returned with a vengeance. I didn't spend most of my adult life overweight just because I ate too much - there was that little matter of zero exercise as well. And you know how some bodies have "muscle memory"? I swear mine has "sedentary memory" and would go back to that lifestyle if given half a chance. What a thing to have to fight - ME.