Thursday, June 11, 2009

Recovering with Grace (on my face?)

I don't know why... It just is...

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!

Wes

14 comments:

Lily on the Road said...

Not dull nor boring, just real life. Have fun!

Carolina John said...

have a great trip bro.

Michelle said...

Have a fun trip!!!

LBTEPA said...

You have a great weekend too Wes :)

Missy said...

OH, PCB, relive the Ironman finish for me OK? Love IT!

teacherwoman said...

Not bored here! Have a great trip!

Runner Leana said...

Did you try swimming with a Garmin under your swim cap so you knew you went 1300m? Have a great trip!

Molly said...

Have a great trip!!!

Darrell said...

As some great man once said, "It is what it is." No worries. Enjoy the sun and you'll be back in no time.

Jess said...

Enjoy Panama City!

Lauren said...

Have a safe trip!

Borsch said...

Have a great weekend!

Smithposts said...

Sounds like you are definitely "on the road" to recovery! Hope you have a great trip and safe travels.

Wes said...

#14 :-)