Wednesday, March 26, 2008

no more puffy eyes!

My goggles and swim cap came today! I was going to go to the Y and do the elliptical machine this afternoon before bell choir practice, but instead I went swimming, and I made a very happy discovery: the pool is very low-traffic right after the swim team is finished at 6:00 PM. So instead of dragging myself out of bed at 6:00 AM to go and share a lane with someone, I can go after work at 6:00 PM when I'm tired of sitting at a desk all day and bursting for some physical activity and have a lane all to myself! It's a win-win situation. So that's what I plan to do from now on, and I'll wake up early just on the days when I ride my bike to work, which will hopefully start to happen soon - it was warm enough this evening that I didn't wear a jacket to bells, and then when I left bells it was chillier, but still OK to walk to my car with no coat and short sleeves. YAY!!!

Oh, and perhaps it's too early to tell for sure, but the goggles worked very well at keeping my eyes dry (as did the swim cap at keeping my hair out of my face), and so far my eyes are happy and I have no discomfort, so it seems I've solved my main swimming problems. Now if I could only get comfortable at breathing to the left so I could alternate sides while I do laps...

1 comment:

  1. Yay for swimming! My goggles/cap combo work wonders for me (when I actually go!). I swim so much more efficiently because I can do the whole "breathing correctly" thing and not worry about my eyes or (my worst nightmare) knocking into a wall, someone else, etc because my eyes are closed.