Yesterday at swimming, I decided it was time to bring out the kick board and see how my ankle was doing. It performed quite nicely, I'm happy to say -- and I am itching to get out there and run. I could probably run tomorrow, but it is still a little sore, so I am going to wait.
I had this "moment" yesterday when I was swimming. My workout consisted of warm up, drills, then 4 sets of 5 x 100 building intensity within each set of 5 with 30 sec rest. I have to laugh at myself though -- I wondered if I was actually building intensity or if I was just getting fatigued which made it feel like I was building intensity!!LOL! Onto the moment now... The sun had started to shine through the pool's windows and the way the light hit the pool enabled me to see all these little tiny water droplets popping up through the air. Sort of like the water's version of dust motes. Every time I turned my head to the right, I would catch a glimpse of these dancing bubbles and they made me so happy!! :) :) I have not had many Zen moments while swimming - and this one caught me totally off guard.
I've experienced the runner's high before, but my favourite Zen moments have been on the bike. Like swimming, it hasn't happened often, and when it does, I have found myself gently eased into this peaceful, flowing, completely aware state. It has never happened on my trainer, and only during long bike rides. Ooooooohhh I crave outdoor riding again!!
I did core work after swimming, and instead of running, I biked for an hour. Then -- last night, the dancing bubbles must have inspired me! I made this awesome dinner -- yes me!! Yippeee! It was chicken breast with spinach, feta, sun dried tomatoes (I even "blanched" them!!!), and pesto, all wrapped up in puff pastry. Granted, when I took it out of then oven it looked like two mini loaves of bread -- but it was good. It was funny, I brought out the plate to Mike,and said "Here it is! A nice homemade loaf of bread -- let me just get you some butter." Hahahaha!! He didn't know if I was joking or not - which is quite telling... LOL!!! :) :) When I returned with my plate, Mike had pricked his fork all over his loaf, still uncertain as to whether or not it was a loaf of bread or not!! LOL!!
Later on, we were both just about to doze off as our conversation dwindled away to talking about nonsensical things. This is the best time for conversing -- the things that come out are hilarious. Mike told me the reason frozen peas were so good for applying to an inflamed joint was because they were "little balls of frozen" that could conform to the area!! LOL!!!!