Ever since the Austin Half Marathon, training for the Oklahoma City Marathon has been on my mind. I want to be faster, improve my time, and be proud of the training that I’ve completed. Along with challenging myself to eat healthier, I decided to incorporate cross training into my running workouts. Cross training is something that has always been on the back burner for me, but I decided to make it a priority when it comes to this training cycle.
One of the things I decided to dedicate myself to is swimming laps, even though I hadn’t swam for real since junior high. Per a few times in the summer of 2009, I honestly had no idea what I was doing. And it wasn’t enough that I was the only girl attending the University’s obscure pool hours (8-9:45 pm, really??) everyone really really looked like they were professionals. So I would wait, until everyone else was swimming, and watch them. I watched children’s swimming lessons and youtube videos. And tonight I finally graduated from the backstroke to the freestyle.
When it comes to running, I’m improving and getting better. But sometimes it’s nice to learn a new skill. And I’ll just keep swimming!