I am going to be in trouble when Coach Steve sees my update today. I had three workouts to do today and, technically, when I have more than one workout (excluding strength) unless he specifically says it’s a brick workout I’m supposed to put a few hours between them. But today I had a spin, strength, and aqua jog. The day got away from me a bit (unexpected car repair) and so I did them all at once. Sorry Coach Steve!
This led to the realization that I really need a new bag. I have an adorable pink argyle bag that Julianne got me that is just big enough to fit my swim stuff. And I have a duffel that could almost fit my bike into it (I got it at the last minute for my Half IM attempt when I realized that I had all the gear I needed but no way to transport it to transition. It’s what they had at Target in Tempe and it’s a fine bag but it huge and inexplicably has no shoulder strap and I don’t love it.)
I went with the swim bag but I definitely maxed out its capacity. As I got ready to go to the gym I felt like a line producer trying to make sure I got everything organized and packed. This is a day that required me to be at the gym with three pairs of shoes (bike shoes, sneakers, and my poolside/shower shoes.) I’m not going to lie, that seems excessive.
The spin went fine except it went by incredibly slowly. I’m still super excited by every strength workout – yesterday I did lower body since I had to swim, today I did upper body since I had to spin and aqua jog. The good thing about aqua jogging is that it cools me off after the other workouts.
This weird thing happened – it’s happened before and it confuses me. My gym pool has three lanes, each of which can comfortably accommodate two people. I was the only person in the pool when I started my workout, then another person got in to swim, and used the same lane as me. Y’all, is this a thing? Are there people who are excited to share a lane even though there are two empty lanes available?
Any way, the aqua jogging went by fast and then it was just a quick shower, packing up my ridiculous amount of crap, and another day’s workout’s done. Of course it’s 8:40am and I’m still awake from yesterday so my sleep cycle is officially completely screwed but at least my workouts are done!