Monday, August 6, 2012
This Monday I'm sleeping in - or better said, I'm sleeping past 5:40 am. It's a long weekend here in Canada, which means that my Masters Swim Program is cancelled today. Three times a week in the summer (June - August) I swim outdoors - and because I have kids that need to go to daycare, school and/or camp, I need to take the 6 am slot. I'm not the only one and once I get over the early rise it's great. This is the second year I'm doing the Masters Swim Program and I love it. It's pretty tough, but relaxing at the same time - having your head under water will do that. I also need someone to tell me what to do and push me further - on my own I'd probably quit after 15 minutes of leisurely swimming. Once I'm done at 7 am I'm glad I got a good workout and don't have to worry about it for the rest of the day.
Last year I stopped after the summer session, this year I want to continue in winter. Not sure if I'll be able to get up that early on a cold winter morning, so I might sign up for the late evening session.
Did your workout schedule change once you had kids? Do you have to force yourself out of bed or off the couch? Hubby goes running on the days I don't swim and he's out the door at 6:15 as well!