Wasn't Crazy After All
In my last post, I mentioned that I was planning to do a 25 x 100 swim challenge. Well, Bridget and I made it! We broke up our sets into 4 100s, which consisted of 100 swim, 100 pull, 100 kick w/ board and 100 breast/free. We made it through 4 sets of these before having to answer the frequent pregnant call of nature. We ate a donut hole and headed back for the remaining 2 sets followed by 100 cooldown.
By the end, my calves were feeling a little crampy, but it was worth it to feel the pride of accomplishment! It is funny that a distance that would have been routine in my pre-pregnant training I consider to now be an accomplishment. Well, I haven't been swimming more than a mile and most of the time I use pool toys like fins and paddles. On this swim, we used neither. Rock on!
I couldn't have done it without Bridget. She'd never swum that far in her life, so it was even bigger accomplishment for her! I can't tell you how grateful I am to have her in my life. I'd met her a few times previously and had run with her once, but I really didn't know her. Through this shared pregnancy experience, I have made one very good friend. I would be stir crazy without her. We ran together till about 30 weeks, then we took up swimming together (with TriSara too!). And, we have a shared love for second breakfast. : )
I'm leaving soon for our next swim followed by hopefully breakfast at Lucky's! We are both still moving at 37 weeks along and my doc thinks it is fabulous!
Here are some recent pictures of the two of us together.
At her shower on February 6
Another shower pic, but from the side:
Kicking in the pool this past weekend:
We'll soon be done with our pregnant adventures (I had my first labor dream last night), but then we'll have new workout adventures with our kids in tow!
Oh, and congrats to TriSara for the birth of her beautiful daughter! We often told her that she had to have her baby, so we could have ours! : ) It won't be long now. Gulp... Doc thinks my baby will be 8 pounds by his due date.