This recovery has been hard, harder then I remember. I guess pain is temporary :-) Tuesday, I went for a swim in the lake with Dee Dee. We actually went up to Red Top and swam in complete freedom! It was awesome. She swam about 300 meters, and I got in my 1300 meters by swimming down to the cove and back.
No... I didn't venture across the cove by myself. I am not the brave, or stupid. My demeanor when swimming in OW for practice is completely different than swimming in a race. It is a bit frustrating.
After Matthew's soccer tryouts, Dee Dee and I went to the gym to run on the treadmill. I felt pretty good for the first 20 minutes, clipping along at an easy 10 minute pace. The last fifteen minutes, my body just gave out. I kept my heart rate in the prescribed range, but it was rough. I went home and went to bed. When I woke up the next morning, I felt punch drunk. Not sure what to make of that. I haven't had alcohol in at least the last 20 minutes or so.
Yesterday, I felt my legs coming back to me on my bike ride, and I had a great 2500 yard swim in the pool today. I'm starting to feel like my old self.
Sorry if this is kind of dry and boring! Ha!! Tomorrow night, I leave for sunny Panama City Beach. Look for me running and riding along Thomas Drive early in the morning. It should be a blast!
Everybody have a great weekend!