13 May 2010

Not More Swimming…

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Hey folks, I have terrific news!  Swimming form can be improved upon, I think.  Today I managed to maintain a 1:45 min per 100 pace (after a good warm up and drills of course!) for the 200, 300, 400, 500, and 600 swim workout despite the water being kicked in my face by my husband as he lapped me many times over!!! Wink Then I jetted to the gym upstairs for a fast and furious lift session for 18 minutes burning out what was left of my lats, arms, quads, hamstrings, and core.  That left me just enough time to shower, dress, drive while eating my turkey and cheese slices to Starbucks for a grande iced caramel macchiato and still make it in time to happily treat my 3pm first patient!!!  The workout was so awesome that I was filled with energy to treat a steady stream of fabulous patients until 5pm, when I had to jet yet again to get my girls!  You know that energy that exercise leaves you with for hours afterwards, it is intoxicating.  I wish for you all to experience this as often as humanly possible.
IMG_0508I’m also happy to say I have a new running buddy, a new love of my life.  We have just adopted a 9 or 10 month old German Shepherd pup who was abandoned and left to starve alone in Stafford in the middle of nowhere.  He was found a month ago weighing 35 pounds, truly just a skeletal system, a day away from starving to death.  Soooo, I thought in all of my spare time we could take care of this incredibly beautiful dog and nurse him back to health and fitness and to give him a home of endless love and activity.  My whole family loves him except Strider, who grumpily accepts him at best.  He is surprisingly the most gentle, sweet natured animal I have ever met, and so forgiving despite his scary past.  That was the highlight of Mother’s Day for me!  (well, that and all the butterfly kisses I got from my 2 beautiful daughters of course!)
Well, train on my peers and enjoy possibly sharing your training with you pets!  I LOVE RUNNING WITH MINE!


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