I’m a FORMidable swimmer

Haha did you get my pun? You did? Ok good.  So last summer during swim lessons and this year I’ve managed to repeatedly improve all of my strokes.  It’s probably due to a mix of having to slow them down and teach them to kids, having swim instructors to watch my form, and having people who’ve been swimming all their lives to help teach me and improve what I’m doing wrong.  Well today during one lesson I had something of an Ah-Ha! moment.  Thomas (my brother’s and my friend) and I work together for the swimming and diving portion and since he has been swimming for forever and is going to swim in college who better to learn how to improve my strokes from?  So pretty much everyday I’ve been working on my butterfly and starts.  Pretty soon I’m going to look like this guy ————–>

FYI he is in fact my boyfriend.  Michael just doesn’t know it yet.  So basically, every day my yardage has gone down but my form and starts are improving so I’ll take it. 
Besides I gotta make sure I have time to watch those Olympic races!

So until later, TTFN.


I’ve Figured Out the Secret

So I’ve figured it out.  What, you ask?  Well, I’ve finally figured out why I’ve felt so *crappy* while running on the treadmill.  Since I’m running in place I concentrate too much on the time/mileage compared to when I run outside when I can just soak up the surroundings.  So my new rule on the treadmill is this: don’t look at the time/mileage. Simple enough right? Exactly, plus now I’m just honing my hard-core creeper skills as I watch people work out in the gym while I run.  I’ve decided that I’m going to try to get my creeper face to look like this: while I run.

I’m going to work on it and then get back to y’all.

Anywho, after my 3 meetings yesterday I managed to squeeze in some time to go for a quick swim.  I was very excited, mostly because I felt like I was having a FML type moment in my life, but also because I really love swimming.  Realistically, I don’t think I could ever really make it on the swim team here at school, but I just love swimming and it’s partially why I love triathlons; because I get to swim for the first part of the race. 🙂

Anywho, I only planned on doing a 500 yard swim, but once I got there and got in the pool I decided I definitely needed to go longer.  Partially because of the FML moments and partially because being in the water just seems so right to me.  I ended up doing 1000 yards like 6 minutes faster than I ever had before.  I think it had to do with the fact that I didn’t really let myself rest at all.  When I swim I feel like this;

All smooth and streamlined.  And in reality I probably look more like this:

But that’s just how I feel.  Bahaha anywho, I just thought I should let everyone know that because of swimming I’m madly in love with Michael Phelps.  True Life Fact: I have a future celebrity husband in every sport.  For swimming it is this lovely creature:

Anywho, I believe that that is enough of my ridiculous ramblings for now.  I will update everyone in the next post on how I stay on top of my busy schedule and how I work in my workouts and food.  So until then, TTFN.