Swim MS

Swimming to support those with Multiple Sclerosis

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!