Sunday I started the second lesson in Total Immersion. The drills include the following:
· Transition from Core Balance to Skating Position
· Skating Sweet Spot Breath
Skating Advanced Breath
Prep for Lesson 3
My plan is to start with a 15 minute freestyle warm up & then move on to about 30 minutes of drills. I switched it up a little because the pool is feeling cold to me this week. They added water on Sunday plus the colder temps seem to have lowered the water temp. I still started with the 15 minute warm up but could only handle 10 minutes of drills before freezing so I would go back to swimming then 10 minutes of drills, etc.
The drills this week really emphasized the fact that I have one side that I can control easier than the other. I was back in the pool Monday & Wednesday morning to practice some more. The video says you should spend hours on these drills. Well, this week I spent 1.5 hours on them but I think they meant quite a few more hours than that.
By Wednesday morning I felt like I was getting into the correct body position a lot easier but still had some trouble rotating to breathe. Sometimes it was effortless, other times I felt like I would drown. Eh, win some, lose some.
In other news…..
After talking with my doctor last Friday I decided to get an MRI. So this morning I went in for a pelvic MRI to see if there is an explanation to this nagging hip/butt pain. I went in with mixed feelings. Part of me wanted to find something to explain the pain but the other part of me wanted it to be normal. I found out around 3PM today that it was normal. The doc is going to order a lumbar MRI to check if there is anything going on there but I suspect it will be normal too. At least we are ruling things like muscle tears, fractures & the dreaded 'C' word out. I think at some point I am going to have to give in to the fact that I am getting old & shit just gonna hurt. *sigh*
Also, tomorrow will be my last PT session. I just don’t feel like we are making any progress & with the end of the year here & new deductibles to be met, I feel like now is a good time to break. I will see if anything shows up in the next MRI before deciding what to do next.
Now on to fun things!
I finished up all my blogger secret Santa gift & card exchanges and dropped everything in the mail yesterday! I am a member of Team Donner for the card exchange. Here are links to the rest of the team.
As for the Secret Santa exchanges, I can’t share any info about those yet because well, it’s a secret! I will post after they get their packages.
Steve & I finished our Christmas shopping Tuesday. Hallelujah! It really does help to have a hard deadline. Since we won’t be in town for Christmas we wanted to get everything done by this weekend. It is a really nice feeling to be done. All I have left is a few things for Steve & to get ready for our Christmas road trip to Florida!
We have a busy weekend coming up. Steve’s daughter’s college graduation is Saturday morning then Saturday night we are heading to Louisville for an early birthday celebration. Next Thursday I will be 41 although thanks to USAT rules I have been 41 since January 1st. Believe it or not, that confuses me like crazy. I actually have told non body markers that I was 41 several times this year.
Y’all getting into the Christmas spirit?