Oh, happy day!
After suffering and recovering from some severe Hurricane Sandy damage, Chelsea Piers officially reopened this weekend, and today marked my first trip to the facility post-storm. Everything seemed normal—except having to climb two flights of stairs because the elevators aren’t working yet. I walked up with a lady who told me she hadn’t done anything in one month, so she struggled a bit. Consider it a workout warm-up, right?
Workout – Swimming
Here’s a one-word workout summary: happy. I was happy to swim at CP after a month-long hiatus, and I was also happy because I found a new-to-me drill to practice.
Thank you, Triathlete magazine! Featured in the January edition, this tombstone drill isolates the lower body—pushing a kickboard through the water adds resistance, and it definitely further engaged my legs. I swam for 40 minutes total and saw Danny—another Full Throttle Endurance coach whose swim practice I watched back in September—who was working with another triathlete. He said hi, but I couldn’t tell if he remembered me.
After my swim, I made a spinach, cheese, and egg-white breakfast sandwich.
Do you feel super hungry after you swim, too? Biking and running don’t rev my appetite as much as swimming.
I spent the morning working on an article and running errands, and I broke for a late lunch around 1:30 p.m.
While the veggies roasted in the oven, I caught up on important British happenings. Did you hear about Chrissie Wellington’s retirement? I follow her on Twitter, so I saw her blog post first thing this morning, but no news sources confirmed her announcement until later this afternoon. Oh, and Kate Middleton is pregnant! I wonder if Royal Baby fever will top the Royal Wedding
Okie dokie, back to writing.
Hope you join us!