Got up on the first alarm this morning, which is a good sign since I am a habitual snooze pusher. Most days I like to push it once or twice, much to the annoyance of my husband. I wanted to get up early, though, so I could eat my banana a little more than an hour before I got to the pool. In the middle of the night I thought about eating a small bowl of cereal with my banana (because I wasn't sure the banana by itself would be enough), but then I remembered that there wasn't any milk, so scratched that idea. I need to go grocery shopping tonight.
There were only 3 other people at the pool this morning for the 6:30 a.m. lap swim. I was relieved because if it was crowded I wasn't sure how I was going to navigate sharing a lane since I'm still new to this. Luckily, there was plenty of room and I got a lane on the edge right where I like to be.
I actually swam 800 yards this morning! Granted, it wasn't a continuous 800 (that comes later), but I did my 4 sets of 200 with a few little breaks between. I finally realized this morning that swimming is just like other endurance activities - you are going to get winded, and you will find your groove with the breathing. This is a breakthrough for me because I always just thought it was the act of swimming that made breathing so difficult. Swimming is really a cardio exercise!
My first star is up on the board. Day 1 is complete!