Ted Raguso has been on my case for a while, to go for lap swim after church. I did a few times last year, and it was great… but then again at that time I was driving to church. These days, I tend to cycle – but I took my swimming suit this morning, and figured I’d drop by the pool after service.
It’s a bit of a trek – something like 35 km (21.8 mi) according to the Google!
Right from the get-go, I felt tired this morning, not sure why. But I got onto the bike and got rolling in decent time. The service was fine, although, yikes, that last hymn – the Americans went and changed the tune for a familiar hymn, we sounded rather thin!
After he service, I cycled over to the aquatic centre and had a nice swim in the pool – outdoor lap swim pool – I need to get some polarized swimming goggles or something! I was only able to do 1/2 of my regular 60 lengths / 1500 metre swim – 30 lengths / 750 metre total. I was tired when I got into the pool. and you know that I was even more tired when I got out.
I left my swimming trunks on, put on my shoes and my cycling shirt, and headed for home. Oof, I could not believe that I had no reserve, couldn’t kick it up when coming up on traffic lights…. and that hill at 13th Street, about 4 km (2.5 mi) from home, which is always a tough slug on the way home, was almost impossible! I had to stop at the top for a minute, down a bunch of water, breathe deeply and let my heart rate recover 🙂 But, I made it!
It took 1/2 hour at home before I could get up to shower. I was going to jump in the pool, but it’s still a bit chilly – 24.2 C – I really want 25 C before I even think of going in. After my shower, I was so whipped that I slept on & off for another hour. Zounds, that’s not like me, to sleep in the afternoon. Oh well.
According to my weather station, the temperature peaked at about 35 C around the time that I got home (2 PM). No wonder I was a little zoofed after the ride 🙂
I’m still fighting to avoid turning on the air conditioning, save energy, save money, and all that stuff. I bought a couple of box fans on Thursday, and put them in the windows all night, blasting away. At the peak of the heat outside, it was 25 C inside, which is OK if you aren’t exerting yourself – with little to no humidity, 25C feels just nice.