Fitness Tuesday/ posted in: Fitness
Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday
These were swimming days. Thursday was pretty normal but then I talked to my father about a mutual friend who swims 100 laps several times a week. I believe I’ve mentioned my unfortunate tendency to competitiveness. So, Saturday I decided to take it up a bit. I decided to swim 1000 meters. That’s 20 laps.
The husband questioned this plan when I admitted what I was doing. He may have had a point seeing that my previous unbroken breaststroke maximum distance was 2 laps. But, I was already on lap 15 by that time and there is nothing like composing celebratory blog posts in your head to keep you going.
I went back on Sunday and did it again. I may have done more. I suck at counting laps. I honestly got confused at, “Was that lap 2 or 3?” So every time I was confused I took the lower number. I did 20 laps. I may have done as many as 25. I get confused a lot.
Back to the gym for a special 25 minute long New Year’s Eve workout.
- Row 2014 meters
In the remaining time (15 minutes for me) do as many rounds as possible of:
- 20 box jumps
- 14 front squats – I did 75 lbs since we had to pick the bar up off the floor.
- 20 ball slams – 20 lb ball
- 14 kettle bell swings – 35 lbs
I got through 2 rounds and was on the front squats in round three. I freely admit I cheated on this one. I cut the number of squats and slams short a few times. I was dying. Rowing kills my legs. I was also on round 2 before I realized that the number of reps referred to 2014 so it should be easy to remember how many to do and I shouldn’t have to look at the board each time.