I went back to the pool tonight because the spinal specialist told me it was fine to do so. I was tired after a long day (not sure if it helped that the builders uncovered even shoddier workmanship on the other pillar on the front porch) and had a headache, so I didn’t expect to do well. But worse, I’d got muddled up and gone to the wrong pool by accident, so after fifteen minutes I had to leave.
Still, I’d done as much as I could while tired, and that’s good. Tonight I concentrated on breathing, which sounds daft, but as of last time I couldn’t breathe to my left, only to my right, when doing freestyle and long term this looks to me like a recipe for imbalance.
So I forced myself to do a few lengths of breathing on every third stroke: that way it alternates between breathing to the left and the right. It still feels quite unnatural to breathe to my left and I was pulling my head up way too high, but after a few lengths, if not exactly getting the hang of it, it wasn’t going horribly wrong.
So now I have two goals every time I’m at the pool; breathe right, and do lots of laps. As we’re almost halfway through the year, will be interesting to see how things turn out…
One response to “Swimming again!”
I’m so pleased you are continuing to make progress in the pool.