Kelly the Culinarian: Three Things Thursday

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Three Things Thursday

1. I did my first swim to run brick workout today, which included 20 minutes in the pool and a 25-minute run. While the swim was so much easier today now that I've had my swim lesson, I didn't anticipate how difficult it would be to get clothes over my damp skin. Plus, it was a little chilly out, so by the time I finished my run and made it back to the gym, my legs were bright red from the cold. From now on, I'll do swimming last in my bricks. For the actual triathlon, I'm going to have to buy either a tri suit or tri top and shorts. Whatever I go into the water wearing is what I'll wear throughout.
One tri suit option

2. I joined a gym this week. It's not nearly as fancy as the gym I went to for in February, but it's a lot cheaper. This place is $40 a month and has a pool, but if you want towel service, you have to pay another $10 a month. You also have to bring your own lock and they don't have all the toiletries the fancy gym had. Suddenly, $70 a month for a gym doesn't sound so outrageous when that includes towels, toiletries, locking lockers, lots of classes and coffee in the lobby.
I would love to swim here every day
3. While I've already crossed one goal off of my 12 in 2012 list, I'm already planning my "I fell short of my goal weight" post that is inevitable. I wanted to reach 124 by March 31, however, I think I'm still at where I started. I got within two pounds, but that might be the closest my body can get without losing a limb. Or my mind.


Czesia said...

That pool looks amazing! I have always been a terrible swimmer, I just don't like getting my face wet. My husband laughs at me because he says I could drown myself in the shower. LOL! Something I need to work on!

KellytheCulinarian said...

Swimming is a big challenge for me, but it's also a great workout without impact. I was surprised after my first swim lesson that I was actually sore!

Erin said...

I need to get over my fear of looking stupid in the pool and actually show up and swim some laps. I wish they had a webcam so I would know when I could go and not have to share a lane!