Training Update #1

Yikes! Has it really been 9 days since I determined to train for the Disney 5k? I sat right here and shared my determination to exercise and build my stamina. Oh, the best-laid plans.

On Day One I bicycled and walked and worked out. Yay me! That night -- ouch. I decided maybe riding 2 miles and walking a half mile just 10 weeks after ankle surgery was a bit aggressive.

On Day Two I swam. Ah, the pool! Weightlessness is a wonderful state of being. Except...ouch. I swam for 30 minutes, and let me tell you, it wasn't nearly as easy as I thought it would be. Not only did my ankle ache and swell, but I almost couldn't climb out of the pool.

Day Three arrived, and I backed off. I swam only 20 minutes, and then walked around the current pool (against the current) for 5 minutes.

Then out of state house guests arrived, and I spent 3 days visiting and eating. Then I flew to California to visit family and attend a writer's retreat. I walked a tiny, tiny bit, but mostly I ate. (Ah, the food is good in California!)

The result: I have gained 2 pounds. Sigh.