So this week felt like a bit of a week of two halves. Last weekend was fairly leisurely and the start of the week was too really. Over the weekend I did a few jobs around the house and garden, saw family and friends, but nothing really stand out. Then this week I was in my normal routine. My walk along the canal on my way to my class turned up this strange sight of a large Lego giraffe. I don’t even know why it was there. I went for my weekly swim. I have been swimming regularly now for about 6 weeks. I started by gradually trying to build up the number of lengths I was doing. I’ve now started trying to swim more without taking a break to get my puff back. I did stop this time to talk to my neighbour who happened to be swimming too, but I only too that one break and kept continuously swimming the rest of the time. Once I can do the lengths a bit quicker without a break, I’ll switch back to increasing the amount I’m swimming again. I’ve been pleasantly surprised how quickly I’ve got swimming fit again after a long, long break. It did help kick starting progress by going three times the first week though.
On Thursday I went to an interesting blogging event at a local McDonald’s. It was really interesting couple of hours and I’ll be writing more about what I experienced soon.
Friday was a busy day because I went to my yoga class and then straight onto another blogging event. It was at the new University of Birmingham sports centre which I hadn’t seen (and very nice it was too) and it involved lots of local school children learning about NFL Flag, a non-contact version of American Football. Again more on that to come.