Yay! I’m on my way. Today’s adventure was to tackle the pool. I swam for 15 minutes and managed 12 laps — 3 front crawl, 2 kicking and the rest breast stroke. 12 laps is 300m or 1/5 of what I need to accomplish for the triathlon. 300m is a long way from tonight’s Olympic debut of the swim marathon (21:00 EST…. in cast you want to watch it!), but it’s a starting point. I’m only going to get better from here.
Swimming is way, way more work than walking, so I feel like I’m at least on the path to my triathlon. That being said, I am completely exhausted: tired from getting up all night to feed the little one and muscle tired from swimming today. There’s a chance that 12 laps might prove to be too much for my 4.5 week post c-section body. I’ll find out tonight or tomorrow morning if that proves to be the case.
On the topic of swimming being more work that walking. I pulled out my old weight watcher’s books at lunch time. I joined weight watchers after the birth of baby #1 (went from ABC-DEF…. then I stopped going and went right back to ABC!). Walking for 20 minutes is only 1 point worth of exercize — approximately the caloric equivalent of eating an apple. I’m going to need to do a lot more walking, and pick up the pace if I want it to have any health, calorie, weight loss effects.