Monday, December 26, 2005

Boxing Day swim

For the benefit of Wobbly Man, here's a photo of Mia and our Christmas tree. Actually, there's a funny story about Mia and the Christmas tree - the other night she was being silly and spinning around on her platform (what she is sitting on) and spun around so fast that she spun off and into the tree. Being the little stress ball that she is, she totally freaked out and took off with tinsel and baubles attached. Took her several hours to recover and she gave the tree a wide berth for a while!!!!

Suffering from post-Christmas bloat (self inflicted as a result of eating fruit mince pies, chocolates, various salads, crisps, dried fruit and nuts, rum balls, licorice allsorts, Christmas pudding icecream..........I decided that I needed to do something active today. It was another rest day from running, and cycling did not appeal so swimming was the preferred option. I had won a 1 month gym membership in a fun run a month or so ago and had to start it before 31 December, so today was the day.

Session - easy swim: 300m wu; 100m kick; 200m pullbuoy; 100m kick; 6 x 100m on 2.10min
Distance - 1.3km
Time taken - approx 30min

A comfortable swim with only one other person in my lane so wasn't troubled by anyone trying to swim over or into me. As usual, my kicking, without fins, was pretty abysmal, but breathing to alternate sides while swimming freestyle was ok. No bulging biceps, taut triceps, lean lats, or awesome abs to keep me in the pool any longer than I needed to today, so after about half an hour decided I had done enough and got out.

Tomorrow I hope to check out the gym and go for another swim. My marathon program also tells me I have an easy 10km run as well.

I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas Day. I received some great presents, ate far too much and watched DVDs all afternoon. Bliss!!!!!


strewth said...

That is such a cute photo! Glad you had a good day yesterday. I'm still eating too much cos there's still all this yummy food around - a bit difficult to resist! Good thing we're going away tomorrow! See you in the morning with my ipod!

Cirque said...

Mia sounds SO much like our little Bella. She hates the unexpected too. But she's so shy she spent most of Christmas day in my wardrobe because she doesn't like visitors :(

I'm glad you had a lovely Christmas!

2P said...

What a clever cat - managing to put the star on top of the tree! Pretty impressive scaffolding you have built for it too.

Glad you had a nice Christmas and got the oppotunity to swim off mince pies ;-)

Wobbly man said...

Great tree CJ! I have always wondered if anyone ate all those mince pies - but you have sadly confirmed that people actually do. Great Mia story - the scene I have in my mind is a crack -up! The looks so regal up on that catraption. Good for you in getting out for a swim!

Run for Chocolate said...

Wow, I was checking out your race results and times on your blog. What a great year you had, CJ. You should be very proud!

Susan said...

CJ, guess what. I got my very own GARMIN GIRL!!!!! I can't tell you how excited I am. Now, I've just got to figure out how to use it.

Your kitty is soooo cute!

Tesso said...

That is soooo funny about the cat. Pity you didn't get it on video.

Sounds like a great Christmas Day feast, perfect carbo loading for the marathon training ahead.

KIT said...

Hey CJ!!! I had a food hang over too, but I only got as ar as thinking about a swim and then opted for a snooze and a movie!!!
I am gald you had a great Christmas! The kitty cat is soo cute!!!

Rae said...

What a cute cat! I don't think I want to see any big food spreads for ages...ugh!

What is Boxing Day? We don't celebrate it here in the US.