So 2010 is here and it’s looking rather, well, I’ve seen better days and I’ve seen worse. I have still been having pain in my knee on occasion and it’s tender to the touch, but I have been implementing new workouts into my routine and I feel that this is really helping it allow me to still run when need be. So the new workouts do include swimming, and I have to admit, I do not like getting my hair wet that often, and I have too much hair for a swim cap to keep it completely dry, but overall, I really do like swimming. I was skeptical that I would feel like I was getting in a good workout, but it just works out different types of your body and I really like that. I can feel my back and arms getting stronger when I swim as well. Though I love running, right now my knee is just not cooperating as I would like it too, so mixing it up is really helpful to me and giving my knee a break.
That being said, I’ve been working out a decent amount since 2010 started. I had to switch up my training plan because of my new part-time job, tutoring in English, I switched my rest days to Monday and Wednesday and I will be working out on both weekend days. I actually am okay with this since I’m pretty tired at work if I work out almost every day of the week. Therefore here are some of the workouts I’ve done this year thus far.
New Years Eve was greeted with a mini triathlon in the gym. If there is time, I really could work out for a long time, alas time is fleeting and I’m usually limited to an hour. I luckily had a few extra days off and got in some stellar workouts. I am not the biggest fan of the gym either, but if I’m in the zone I can just pump iron with the best of them. Yea, not so much, but hey! It’s an attempt! So I ran one mile in 7:24 on the old treadmill, biked as hard as I could for three miles on the stationary bike, and then decided that I would attempt to swim. I swam about 1500 m, which is a lot for me and it felt great. I really focused on using my arms and when I swim, at this point, I don’t kick at all really. I was pretty exhausted after this workout but felt really good. I made my last 50m in under a minute because I wanted to see where I was if I timed myself.
New Year’s Day was another mini tri in the gym, and this time I added weights because I wanted to see how I would swim if I really wore my arms out first.