Swimming instead of running


So true!  The first thought I had after injuring my hamstrings was not whether I was OK.  The first reaction was whether it’d be one week or three before I could get back on the trails, followed quickly by “how far will this set me back for my next race in April?”

Injury was nine days ago, and I’m just today back to walking normally.  Hammies still bark when walking uphill, though.  So it looks like a few more days before running again.

The morning swim (the first in several months, as I’d been focused on getting back on the road) replaced this morning’s run.  If you don’t think you use your hamstrings while swimming, I’m here to tell you…YOU DO.  Especially while kicking and simultaneously turning to breathe!

Still, I got 1000m in, followed by a 45-min walk, and felt pretty good – can’t complain too much about that!

Happy Monday!

An anti-resolution kept

With the holiday season now in the rear-view mirror, I’m looking forward to the New Year.  This year marks the first time I’m not doing resolutions.

Why?  Because I find them to be a waste of time.  Why should I make promises to myself that I don’t keep all year ’round, and re-make them the following year?

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