40 Days. 40 Days. The bible is rife with 40 day references. The flood, Jesus wandering in the desert, it is the bibilical magic number. For me it is just another day. However, I will be parting water - so to speak.
Since I have not done any weight training this week I am going to do that before going for a swim. First up barbell. The 40 is (oh wait there is that number again) free and I head over to my corner where I hope nobody notices me. Well why would they - there is lots of other eye candy there. Oh wait - not saying I am eye candy just sayin... oh never mind. As I was saying before I so rudely interrupted myself, I do the squat presses. This time I do 2 sets of 15 and 4 sets of 10. That is enough. Next I will do the assisted chinups but there are only 2 machines and both are occupied. So I do the chest presses first. I do 5 sets of 10 of those at 50 lbs. By the time I finish with that one machine is vacant. I set the weight at 120 and do 10. That seemed a little easy so I take off 10 and finish up 2 more sets of 10. That is it. I have rubbery arms and I still want to swim.
Quickly I change into my suit, shower and head outside. Yes, outside. Where the air temperature is only 17 but I am hoping the water is a bit warmer than that. It is 76. Brrrrr. That is the minimum temp that I will enter the lake at. But I want to do this so I climb in and begin. The outside lap pool is a bit different. One it is outside (:p), 2 it is deeper at one end - they have diving or start platforms there and 3 there is nothing to reference when swimming backstroke in order to keep straight in the lane. There is nobody else at all in the entire pool so I notice that the Lifeguard is keeping his eyes on me...great. An audience. I am hopeful that I can do at least 10 laps as my arms are rubbery - maybe weights before swimming not such a good idea. I do my 2 warmup breast stroke laps then settle in for the push. 6 quick breast stroke laps, 2 back stroke - not so straight - laps, 2 front crawl laps and then I am done. I do 2 cool down laps and pull myself out of the pool. So 14 laps total, not bad but not great.
Heading into the shower I pass the indoor leisure pool and see May. She waves and asks me to watch her swim. I say sure go ahead. She is still having difficulty getting the rhythm down. As a result she makes little progress across the pool. However, she is not panicking and thrashing about so I think that is a huge improvement. The rest will come. She is happy so I am happy.
After showering I do something unusual. I blow dry my hair! Haha, haven't taken the time to do that in awhile it is good to have my hair, both pink and blonde, down. I have brought my white jean capris that I bought last year from Reitmans. I haven't tried them on since I pulled them out with the rest of the seasonal stuff. I should have tried them on before packing them in my bag. They were very very snug in mid April. Now they look like I am wearing jodphurs - you know - those riding pants that are bigger through the hips? That's what these look like. I guess I am going to have to do some purging soon. I also have a tunic style sparkly top (also from Reitman's) that was snug on me before. Now it looks like a sack. That is good but not good if I have to wear it all day. These will be taken out of the rotation. Or I really like this top so I can take it in - for now anyway.
Lunch is left over Mediterranean salad with chicken from home.
Dinner I took out salmon and will make the yummy salmon with tomatoes, spinach and capers that I made last week. Drew has hockey tonight so he will need the protein. What I love most about this recipe is it is on the table in under 20 minutes. Really it is!
Tomorrow - Friday TEAM circuit day