Here's what has been going on ---> I did a couple of really big hard hikes with big descents and my knees said time for a break. Even though I have really wanted to run, I knew that I had to listen to my body.
So instead of running miles, I have been throwing on my Athleta tankini and swimming meters. It was was hard for me the first day and it was humbling, but the more I did it, the easier it became. After three weeks, I'm getting the hang of my breathing and even started doing an interval workout: 200 meters freestyle + 25 meters breast (froggy) x 5 = 625 meters.
Three weeks of swimming and my knees have recovered from the post-hiking aches. My usually cranky and kind of puffy bad left knee is actually feeling kind of normal these days. Sadly, that means it prefers no running, but deep down I've always known this. I haven't been on a scale or taken measurements, but it feels like my body is leaning out and toning up a little from the swimming too.
So even though I only ran 3 miles in March...I swam 4,475 meters!
Today I'm linking up with Holly and Wendy for the Weekly Wrap!
Monday - Swam 625 meters and a couple of walks
Tuesday - Swam another 625 meters and a couple of walks
Wednesday - Pier Volunteer day for the visiting USS Sterett followed by an afternoon of walking around Central - over 6 miles total (in my Oofos flip flops ---> that's how awesome they are!)
Thursday - Swam 625 meters and SUP for 45 minutes
Friday - Stations of the Cross walk 3.60km
Saturday - Sports massage - ouch, I have A LOT of tight spots and a walk
Sunday - Yoga, a walk and Opening Day at the Pool
Heading into April, I'm ready for more swimming, maybe some running, and lots and lots of watermelon.
How was your week? March?
What are you looking forward to in April?
Anyone else obsessed with watermelon?