Thanks to all those that commented and left suggestions on my post from yesterday regarding Swim Team and goggles.
As far as Swim Team goes, I had about 18 votes suggesting I stick with it and only a few suggesting I take a break. I think my heart is was leaning towards "stick with it" but my cheap ars was having a hard time justifying the $40. A friend reminded me that I can look at it as $20 since we are getting $20 back from our gym membership as part of our health care plan for visiting the gym 12 times in a month. I am still worried a bit with my skin, but I am going to look into some different lotions and/or soap... Are there any swimmers out there that deal with skin irritation and have a remedy that helps?
For the goggles, there were a few people who suggested the Aqua Sphere Kaiman Lady goggles and I am going to get myself a pair and try them! I am hoping they will work out great for me!
Thank you, thank you, thank you!
3 Changes Challenge:
Amanda over at RunToTheFinish has put together the 3 Changes Challenge! The idea is to pick 3 changes to better myself and work on them for 30 days, starting yesterday. If your interested in joining, let Amanda know and go to the post I linked above and add yourself to the Google Document spreadsheet.
Here are my 3 Changes:
- Decrease Soda/Increase Water - I have been really struggling to cut out soda and it is definitely something I need to do. I do drink diet soda, so that leaves me with the high calorie, high fructose corn syrup soda that leaves me feeling blech. I drink a decent amount of water, but I noticed when I increased it last week, it affected my workouts and overall feelings throughout the day.
- 15-20 minutes of core work 4-5 times/week - I am getting better with this, but it's time to buckle down and pay more attention to the areas that can benefit my running, cycling, and swimming if in tip-top shape.
- Say "NO" to treats at work - This includes bars, rolls, cake, ice cream, etc. For those of you who work in a school, particularly an elementary school filled with mostly women, you know what kind of treats come through the lounge and team lunches. I swear we have some sort of treat at our lunch table 4 out of 5 days, at least. It's actually gross if I really think about it.
5K Virtual Race for the Cure:
Tall Mom on the Run is putting together a 5K Virtual Race for the Cure and I look forward to participating in this! It's just $5 for a 5K on 5/5! I have donated to her fundraising page and look forward to participating in May! If you want to join in on the fun and need more information - check out her post HERE! It's for a great cause!
Happy Hump Day, y'all!