Guess what I did today?
I just haven't had any desire to get back into the pool, even though I KNOW I need to keep swimming. I am not the best swimmer, so taking lots of time off is a bad thing for me. BUT, thanks to Jason's Virtual triathlon challenge [HERE], I found the motivation to get back into the pool! Thanks Jason! :)
So, I got all of my stuff ready and headed to the gym. After dropping my boys off at Kids' Club, I got ready to swim. Going to the pool used to be so automatic, but I felt like I was forgetting something the entire time, and it just felt kind of weird to be back in the pool.
I had no idea how it was going to go. I had visions of gasping for air every 25m, and not being able to swim for very long. BUT, I was pleasantly surprised!! After about 300m, I found my swimming groove and it felt great!!! Woohoo!! :) I ended up only swimming about 1000m, but it was more than enough for my first time back in the pool. I can already tell my arms and back will be sore tomorrow....how pathetic is that!! But, at least I got back out there again, even if I am way out of practice! :)
On another note, I know I have been MIA from blogland recently. The main reason is this:
Check out what I've been doing:
The previous owners also painted all of the trim and doors a cream color that basically looks yellow whenever you put any color on the walls. So, I have to repaint all of the trim and doors, which is a total PAIN! But, having white trim and doors just makes everything look so fresh and clean, and it makes it totally worth it!
I also repainted my boys' rooms! To the left is my oldest son's room painted brown with a camping theme. To the right is my youngest son's room painted green with a dinosaur theme. And I painted a fun growth chart in between their rooms! I also painted their bathroom a fun blue color! It's so nice to have fresh paint on the walls! AND, the best part is that our house is finally starting to feel like our HOME which makes me very, very happy! :)