Thanks for all of your encouraging comments the past few days about running alternatives! You guys finally convinced me that I probably wouldn’t drown of embarrassment if I tried swimming.
I ordered a super cheap (and ugly!) maternity swimsuit on Amazon, some hot pink goggles to go with it (because why not), and a swim cap which hasn’t arrived yet (my hair still smells like chlorine). Yesterday I took the plunge!
I was really nervous going into the water because there were some super serious Speed-clad men doing intense laps beside me. But, they were really nice and even offered to share a lane with me (which I laughed really hard about and declined, because I am slow and needed to stop after every.single. lap!). There was an older lady in the pool who was just sort of floating around. She is basically my new pool BFF.
Anyways, I swam for 35 minutes and did freestyle laps (or something resembling freestyle laps?) back and forth the whole time. Even though I am a terrible swimmer, I left the pool feeling really proud! Definitely dove (well, more like gradually climbed down the latter) outside of my comfort zone on that one, but I kind of liked it! Reminds me of when I first started running and had no clue what I was doing. Stay tuned for more swimming adventures and soggy goggle photos!
Speaking of goggles, shout out to my friend Alanna who completed a triathlon the other day! Champ.
And to my friend Meredith who crushed a 10k last weekend!
Moving right along. Soup week continues!
Butternut squash soup is one of my favorite soups of all time. Last year I even did a butternut soup-off and tested about five different recipes over the course of two weeks.
This Cook Smarts recipe was a winner! On the side was an open-faced croque monsieur which sounded so fancy I had to make it. Turns out it is basically a glorified ham and cheese sandwich
I think I did this the other day and decided it’s my favorite way to end a blog post. Close-up of melty cheese coming at ya:
You’re welcome! Have a great day!
- Last time you were really nervous to try something new?
- Favorite soup of all time?
- Have you ever done a triathlon?