Monday, August 28, 2006

After a whole week off, I finally got back to working out on Sunday. I went for a nice morning master's swim. It was long course. Lot's of people dread long course but I love it – I totally prefer it. There's less flip turning and bouncing off the walls. I feel like I get more of a chance to really work on my technique and get into a rhythm. Besides, I'll probably never participate in a short course swim meet; I most likely will only do open water racing and tris.

During my swim I had a stroke epiphany. My right side was not working as well or as hard as my left. I could totally feel the water and catch and pull a big stroke with my left, but then my right was sweeping through the water. So I put all of my attention on to my right side, slowing down my stroke and feeling the water – making sure I was grabbing on to it with every stroke. My speed improved noticeably, immediately! I wonder for how long I've been swimming "crooked."

The rest of the day was unremarkable, but wonderful. The girls had their usual midday nap. Little N woke up early and got to play alone with mommy and daddy in the living room. She rolled around with us, got tickled and giggled and laughed. It was great because she doesn't get to be all alone with us that much. Then when the M Monster woke up we did a little shopping trip to Target and Petco – where the girls got to see a variety of critters. M Monster really dug the birds, snakes, fish, rabbits and kitties that she saw. Little N just took it all in. We had a busy weekend (Saturday there was a big trip to the Big Park) so the girls hit the sack early. DH and I got to eat dinner in peace with some margaritas. A good end to a nice weekend.