Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Operation Chlorination: Day 2

I was a little surprised to see back to back swim days on the plan. Yes. I put the weeks workouts on my calendar. I figured it wouldn't be THAT big a deal, since technically it was my first swim workout that was on the plan.

When I spoke with Dee Dee on the way home from work, we decided that we would swim after dinner. I've gotten spoiled working from home. Finding the time to swim during the week is going to be a challenge.

Despite the finals of The Great American Sing-off, we were in the pool by 8 PM. I got busy with my warm up while Dee Dee was still in the changing room. She walked out on deck looking quite flustered. She couldn't get the old swim cap she brought over her head, and she'd left her goggles at home. Eventually, she prevailed, and we got our workouts done. I wrote Dee Dee's work out, a series of 25 meter lengths of the pool with drill and and a kick set. My own was 1400 yards of warm up, drill, 100s, a kick set and a cool down. I felt pretty good. Definitely felt the shoulders, but nothing I could not handle.

I've also been watering myself from the inside. Step one in my nutrition plan is to get my hydration under control. I bought myself one of those 32 oz. Rubber Maid drinking bottles. I have a sneaking suspicion that I have been living in a perpetual dehydrated state for years now, and alcohol has been contributing to my state of perpetual dryness. It makes some sense. My craving for beer in the evenings can probably be contributed somewhat to my body's being thirsty.

Just another piece of the puzzle in a never ending quest for answers....

Wes

13 comments:

Jess said...

I keep a one liter water bottle at my desk and fill it up like three times a day at work. Seeing it right in front of my helps remind me to drink up.

teacherwoman said...

Until one really starts "measuring" how much water they are consuming, you really have no clue!

Nice workout!

Carolina John said...

now i'm thirsty for beer. thanks for that.

Lisa said...

I find staying hydrated to be rather tricky. I do better at work than at home, oddly. Good luck figuring that piece out...

Jess said...

The water bottle in a good idea! And nice job on all the swimming!

Joe said...

So Diet Coke doesn't count as staying hydrated???

Shannon said...

That's an easy puzzle piece, dehydration! Merry Christmas to my Weslicious.

Michelle said...

Nice job getting those workouts in during this crazy week of festivities.

Have a great holiday!!!

Missy said...

And you get to live on the toilet because you're peeing all the time. But beer tastes better..I'm feeling the after affects right now.

J~Mom said...

I can definitely relate! I crave diet coke though.

Scott Keeps Running said...

Merry Christmas!

Run for Chocolate said...

I feel a lot better when I drink enough but wow do I have to pee a lot when I do!

Firefly's Running said...

Nothing like drinking...and drinking..and more drinking.