Back in the pool, but Oh my back!
I was out of the water for a week with a really bad cold/flu. This week I was so excited to get back into the swing of things. As my afternoon coaching sessions have come to an end, I am on my own. I got in an hour on Monday, trying not to go nuts on the first go. I attempted to do a work out similar to one John would have made for our group...not as easy without my buddies with me! It felt pretty great considering I was forced to take a break the week prior. My plan was to swim Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday this week. But my plans
On Wednesday I woke up with awful back pain. I toughed it out at work and though a light swim would really help me loosen up. I swam for an hour and had a good long sit in the hot tub. The back was feeling much better. This morning, putting on my socks felt like one of the most impossible tasks I have ever faced. Can't I just wear flip flops to the dental office? Perhaps it will be the new summer casual trend in medical uniforms! Somehow I made it out the door, and through an 8 hour temping shift.
Needless to say, I did not get in the water today. I am hoping this is simply a short period of bad luck...No more coaching, out sick, and now a bad back. With SwimMS happening just over 3 months from now, I am excited to get in as much quality training as possible. The past couple months have probably seemed the longest. With spring came excitement for the summer - Kits pool and ocean swims. While Kits pool opens in roughly a week, the ocean swims may take a wee while longer. I have been in such a state of anticipation that I started talking about Kits pool weeks ago. One more to go!! Here's hoping the back is back in action by then!