I Feel Like a Swimming Beast!!

Okay, so I’m writing this on my iPad for practice, and I haven’t figured out how to format my type yet (like holding and italicizing)…Bear with me as I try to figure this out!


I should have known something wasn’t right when I woke up this morning. I had my java first, as always, and then I just didn’t feel hungry. I knew I should eat though, so I heated up some leftover butternut squash soup with quinoa. I had about 6 bites and stopped.

Before my workout around noon, I had half of a banana. I wasn’t hungry then either, but knew I should have something before exercising.

About 20 min after my workout I was feeling a little hungry, but nothing sounded good and the hunger soon passed. An hour or so later I ate a quick Boca burger because I knew intellectually I needed to eat.

It’s not dinner time yet, but the way I’m feeling now, I may end up skipping that.


I knew I wanted to swim today. I was thinking of maybe going to another warm yoga class too. By the time I left for the Y I was feeling pretty bleh. I was hoping that a good swim would energize me, and it did…while I was in the pool.

I actually had a great swim. I swam 2100 yds over the course on 1 hr and 9 minutes. I did several drills with breast stroke (my weakest) and backstroke too. Now that swimming is one of the few workouts I can do without hurting my back, it needs to be more well rounded and not just going freestyle as fast as I can!

I enjoyed the swim a lot, which is just as important to me. I tend to avoid things I don’t like 🙂


I actually slept quite well last night. I was grateful for that! I got up around 730, made coffee, and plopped in front of the TV. No one else stirred until after 10, the slackers!

Last night R broke my book light, so one item on my to do list today was to get another one! After my swim I went to Barnes and Noble to get a new light and a couple magazines for the flight (well….the portions of the flight where you can’t use electronics, so no iPad, iPod, iPhone, or Kindle…the horror!). Then a quick stop at the grocery, and then home.

I’ve been playing with my iPad since I got home, and finally admitting that I don’t feel well. I hope I’m not catching whatever D has because he’s been miserable since Friday night. I can’t afford to get sick right now, not with the big trip coming up this week!

So I’m going to go take a nap and hope I can shake off this icky feeling.

Going to try and insert a picture here too….just something goofy with R.


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I am a 45 yo busy career single mom and doctoral student attempting to find her inner athlete, be a gluten-free(ish) vegan, and find a way to balance it all without going crazy! I love to cook, read, run, box, do yoga, dance, travel, and learn as many new things as I can - which often gets me in trouble.... I am passionate about life in general, and if I didn't write about it, I'd probably implode.

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