Thursday, February 18, 2010

Green Light

I have been seeing my chiropractor for 4 weeks now and have been given the green light to do cardio workouts. This is good news because I have felt like such a lazy bum the last few weeks. I did manage to catch up on all my couch potato activities like watching TV and reading all my magazines.

Yesterday I went to Bally’s at lunch and swam 1000 yards. I did a few drills and mostly easy swimming. I should be on track soon.

I am trying to teach myself how to do a flip turn. It is something I was not taught in my adult swim class at the YMCA. I actually went on YouTube and there is a very informative 5 step video by Go Swim that teaches flip turns. I am currently on step 3 and progressing nicely. However, it is harder than I thought it would be. I get a little dizzy when I flip.

Freestyle flip turn Step 1

Freestyle flip turn Step 2

Freestyle flip turn Step 3

Freestyle flip turn Step 4

Freestyle flip turn Step 5

A couple times when I was using the noodle to practice flipping, I whacked the guy in the lane next to me because I couldn’t hold onto the noodle. I’m pretty sure he forgave me the first time it happened. But if looks could kill, I’d be dead after the second time it happened. Oops. My bad :-)

Today at lunch I rode on the Life Cycle at Bally’s. I haven’t been biking much at all since I was fitted to my bike in November, because of my neck. It really aggravated the pain. The Lifecycle is a good way to ease my way back in. So far - so good.

I need to get back into laying the base work for my training. My training officially starts on March 15th. Yikes! Its coming up fast.

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