I couldn’t move my butt today, which is a clear sign that the jumping lunges and jumping squats worked their magic yesterday. Instead of attempting to run (which would have looked pretty funny with my sore glutes), I packed up my swim suit and hit the pool after work! It was a good decision.
I used to swim ALL OF THE TIME when I was growing up. I started lessons when I was super young, flew through all twelve levels, then did my life saving courses, and life guarding certification. I loved the water, and still do, but usually I forget how much I love it. It felt really good to be back in the water and I was really happy with my decision to dive back into the sport (pun intended).
It’s a good thing I got some serious swimming in today, as tonight was pizza night in the Murray house. My pizza, once again, was about three inches thick with vegetables and looked huge compared to everyone else’s… and once again, I left nothing but crumbs on the pan 🙂
I love to swim and plan to do a lot more of it. It is a great cross training exercise for running because it is LOW impact and still gives my muscles and cardiovascular system a great workout. Another benefit of swimming? The super attractive goggle rings around my eyes for hours after I leave the pool!