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Diving Back into Swim Training

Posted Jun 08 2011 9:23am

Good morning from my perch ! Don’t pretend you don’t love the pun in my post title today, hehehe ;)

Last night, I decided that this morning was the perfect time to get back into the pool. It had been WAY too long since I’d gotten a good swim workout in!

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In the winter and spring I was going swimming at the indoor UNC pool pretty consistently about once per week. But over the past month, sadly, I’ve hardly swam at all! First, some idiotic drunk college girls were walking on the glass roof of the pool at night and one of them fell through into the deep end; the girl was fine (very lucky she fell into the pool and not onto the concrete), but it resulted in needing to close the pool for a few weeks to drain and clean it. Then final exams happened and the pool was either shut or on a weird schedule.

But I’m happy to say that the outdoor pool is now open and the water is warm enough to comfortably go swimming in the early mornings again :) I really love swimming in the morning – it’s so relaxing! Being outside is an extra bonus, too. And it’s early enough that no sunscreen is required!

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I set my alarm for 5:50 a.m. this morning, threw on my suit, and was at school and in the water by 6:30 a.m. Success!

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I swam for about 45 minutes with my friend Jill, who met me at the pool. I’m excited to have swimming back in my rotation again – I missed it! Such great cross-training. Plus, I really need to work on my swimming endurance for my upcoming sprint triathlon ! July is approaching quickly :)

And speaking of swimming – does anyone have any goggle recommendations? Mine are not the best and fog up really quickly… I want to invest in a new pair but don’t know which ones are good!

In other news, last night was the “From Garden to Pantry” class at my dietetic internship site! As you guys know, I’m interning with the NC Cooperative Extension this summer. They host a lot of community nutrition, health, and cooking classes; we have a whole bunch lined up this summer and this was the first one that my co-intern Diana and I were involved in. I even got to help demonstrate! :)

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Intensely focused on not spilling boiling water all over myself…

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Yay! I am now a green bean canning at home professional. :) We are holding the same class next Tuesday at one of the other extension locations, and Diana and I will get to help give part of the presentation. Should be fun! I’ll be sure to bring my camera and share some photos :)

I’m off to pack lunch and catch up on some emails before heading to work – we don’t have to be in until 11 today since we were out until like 10 p.m. last night for the presentation. Yay!

Have a great day – and stay tuned tomorrow for an awesome giveaway! :)

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