I finally made my way to one of my favorite local outdoor pools today. It’s a bit of a drive but it’s worth it. The water was clean and absolutely perfect. It wasn’t horribly crowded and the sun was shining! YAY! I was a bit sick this morning, as I am most mornings but I sort of pushed myself a little bit and I’m glad I did.
I didn’t really stick to any sets or keep track. It’s a bit too late for that kind of swimming during this pregnancy I think. Things certainly felt different than my swim a few weeks ago. Freestyle still feels great but breaststroke felt weird! My belly feels like it’s a bit in the way and my inner thighs are tight and sore. My kick is much weaker. Overall I’m much slower in the water. I’m usually a fast lane swimmer but I felt very much like the medium lane was challenging enough. In general it just felt SO good to be in water. I crave swimming every day. Now that I have a maternity suit on the way, I think I’ll be in the pool much more.
I think I’m definitely at the end of being able to wear my Speedo. I could feel it pulling across my belly and it wasn’t the coziest feeling.
After I got out I was STARVING in a way I couldn’t believe. Fortunately there’s a grocery store across the street. I sat in the sun and ate my lunch. I smelled slightly of chlorine and sunscreen that didn’t wash off and I felt very much like ME.