Totally Out of Sync

My routine is in disarray. My weeks are all messed up. And I blame it on swimming. Or the lack of. I am totally, and completely, out of sync. I haven’t even been able to post the posts that I’ve wanted! This is pretty much an update to say that I’m behind on posting and updating and that I’m trying to update! (this is said all in one breath at a very fast pace in an exasperated manner).

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My Friday morning swim workout. Larger intervals to accommodate for the recovery week. Nothing too fancy or complicated, and no IM work.

This recovery week has not been quite the recovery week I was hoping for. I blame two things. One: the unavailability of a pool to swim and my subsequent lack of swimming as a result, and two: the weather. It took me over two hours to get home on Wednesday in the snowy oblivion. I exercised my patience extremely well during this time. Until I got stuck in my driveway. Then I had no more patience. Wednesday was supposed to be my nice, relaxing, 90 minutes of yoga day, enjoy some tea, and catch up on some reading. Then make an awesome dinner. I did none of those things. When a very routine person’s routine gets all messed up, they get all messed up. That is essentially me right now; I can handle a few curves thrown in there, I can dodge some throws, but when they keep piling up, it can get a little overwhelming. Especially when I have been missing out on one of my biggest sources of stress relief in swimming. I did, however, manage to get a good amount of time in today, the most I’ve gotten in awhile (so not everything is lost this week). Still, it was not enough, and I was rushed between things, so it was hard for me to relax and really get into the groove. I felt better when I was done, however, so that was a start.

I know, slow down, calm down, Tina, you say, the world is not ending. Yes, I know it isn’t. I have managed to get in some good practice to improve my inversions this week. And let me tell you, inversions work your upper body and core significantly more than I ever anticipated. It makes me excited to think of how much stronger and more balanced I will be when I can do them easily. That will go a long way with my training and race performances.

Hopefully, peace and routine will be restored soon!

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Inversion Practice #1: Feet against the wall, hips at 90 degrees. It is harder than it looks. It really is.

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Inversion Practice #2: One foot against the wall, the other one straight up. I need some work there.

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Inversion Practice #3: The “egg”. This is pretty simple, but it is good for working the core – you have to use your core musculature to pull your legs in.

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Inversion Practice #4: A headstand! Right from #3 – you just bring your legs straight up. Now I just need to be able to do a HANDstand – that was the first couple of attempts. Five minutes every day, that is what my reading tells me.

 

 

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4 Responses to Totally Out of Sync

  1. Ben says:

    Just because your weekly routine is upside-down, doesn’t mean your exercises have to be!!!

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  2. Vanessa says:

    I am thankful that the other photos taken that day did not make their way here… šŸ˜‰

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  3. tinamtri says:

    I’ll get a tribute in to my photographers at some point, some how, some way. šŸ™‚

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