Wednesday, March 11, 2009

New Beginnings

It has been four months since I had been in the pool.  Four months!!  I debated all week and almost(!) decided to bag my swim workouts for the first week.  Nah!  Y'all know me better than that!!  I cancelled my pool membership at the end of last season, and Dee Dee and I have not yet joined the local fitness club.

There to fore, I travelled the 25 minutes to the Mountain View Aquatic Center in Cobb County.  I didn't know quite what to expect.  When Dee Dee and I went there for her (our?) swim lesson, it was hoppin.  I was a little relieved to see that the parking lot was almost empty.  With the clerk's help, I was able to rent a lane for $3.18.  LOL...  This is much cheaper than a gym membership, overall.

After suiting up, I got to relive the joy of that first plunge.  At least their water was warmer than my old gym.  My goal for the day was to re-acquaint myself with swimming.  I started off with a timed 300 yard warm up.  I was a little surprised to come in at 4:46.  I thought two minutes per hundred would be more reasonable.  Since I didn't really have an official plan, I did 100's, leaving the wall every two minutes.  I came in at about 1:40 on each 100, giving me plenty of time to rest.  I did this all the way up to the 26th minute and finished with a 200 meter cool down.  1500 meters on my first day back is not soooo shabby!  Thanks P90X :-)

Speaking of P90X, I'm hoping to get my photog to take some pics tomorrow.  Not only am I trying to assuage your anticipation here, I am warning of you of the half nekkidness to come.  Prepare yourself!  :-D

Wes

17 comments:

Shannon said...

Not to shabby at all!

Can't wait for your nakedness!

Kim said...

hehee i havent been in the pool for 3+ months :) YIKES!!! sounds like you had a nice little workout!

and let's see this HAWTNESS!

Lily on the Road said...

Way to go the two of you!

As for your comment on JT's site ~ hahaha, I said you'd better watch out 'cause Dee Dee is both smart and HAWT! LOL

Oh, ya, leave me breathless while waiting for half nekked pictures....

;^)

Carolina John said...

sounds like a great swim! i'm still waiting to get that fast. gotta get some distance under the belt too.

Chad in the AZ Desert said...

Four months! Good lord, Wes - has it been that long? 1,500m after four months off is pretty awesome. But I want to know how sore you are after it. ;-)

Missy said...

Told ya so, told ya so! ;) Hahahah, way to go on the swimming. THEY (whoever they are) always say, it comes right back to ya...with the base you had from last year. That rocks!

Jess said...

Nice job getting back in the pool. Of course, because I'm not much of a swimmer, I have no idea what those numbers mean, but I'm sure they're good!

Gotta Run said...

Show some skin..... lol! Looking forward to seeing the results.

Love the idea of "renting" a lane. Very smart in this day and time.

Way to kick some water butt!

triguyjt said...

renting a lane??/ hilarous

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

renting a lane for $3.18 sounds like a bargain to me!

It had been about the same since I've been in the pool. Just started over at the beginning of the month.

Jess said...

It must be all the half naked pictures of you that makes my computer filter block your site lol!

Nice job on the swim!

Stuart said...

I am just stepping out, be back in two posts!

scott keeps running said...

nice work with the swim. now let's see what kind of nice work we can get from these photos. :)

teacherwoman said...

Nice work, Wes!

Can't wait to see those pictures!

LBTEPA said...

You RENTED A LANE? What would happen if more people than there were lanes showed up?
good swim BTW :P

Calyx Meredith said...

You didn't miss a beat! Great 100m times - and show us the hawtness already!!

Runner Leana said...

You can rent a lane? Does that mean that you get it all to yourself? Great job on the swim!