Monday was my first time back in the water since Sept. 6th. Leave it to Ms Injury USA, I somehow pulled a tendon or something in my bicep after my last 1/2 in September. I attribute it to tossing on a full wetsuit and swimming/racing hard 1.2 miles in it when I hadn't worn it in any outdoor practice swims.I'm beginning to agree with myself( we have these little talks every so often) that as practical as I am at times, I do the most idiotic things reinforcing I'm not the brightest bulb on the tree, possibly one brick short of a load? Swimming only continued to irritate it more when attempted so like with the running, I had to shelf it for a while this fall.
Returning to Masters after 3 months off is equivalent to a hot poker to the eye. Don't you agree?
Even a week away is painful.
I used to lead the lane at times. I now ride the back of the bus. Forget about the back of the bus, picture me holding on to the bumper with my teeth.
I hated getting out of the pool without at least 3800 for a workout. I now slither out mid main set still breathless from the warm up set.
It's not pretty but like they say, what goes down must come back up like my 401 profit sharing(please god) and hopefully my swimming.
There will be no Short Course Meters(800 free) December swim meet at BU for me. Waaaaaaaa.
The one hour swim ain't looking so good for January either.
I did make this fun suit today though and I got a nice email from one of my lane mates that makes me want to come back for more pounding. "Elaine-It was great to see you today. We are happy you are back in the lane.BB"