Keeping my fitness while not running

One of my major concerns about not running is the ability to keep up my cardiovascular fitness. Thank goodness for swimming! I have really enjoyed swimming laps in the morning and it eases my worry about losing my fitness.

Swimming also makes me look really good.

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Today after my 30 minutes of swimming I got on the Stair Master for 20 minutes and then headed back home to get ready for work. I swam 18 laps this morning, which is 1/4 mile. Honestly, that doesn’t mean much to me since I am new to swimming. However, it is my goal every morning to swim at least 18 laps now.

I’ve been swimming the freestyle stroke because that is all I know how to do. I figured once I feel more comfortable with that I’ll try and learn another stroke.

My friend Haley and I are going to start lifting together in the evening and attending a cardio class. I love working out with people so I am thrilled to have my friend join me!

Once I start running again I will fit that in before we lift weights and the cardio class.

If you like oats and bananas you must try this EASY overnight breakfast!

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Ingredients:

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1 banana, mashed
  • cinnamon to flavor

Mix all ingredients together in a bowl, cover, and let sit in fridge over night. Easy!

Not related to running…

Charlie has officially been my dog for five years now! He turned 5 on August 23, and we got him on October 19, 2010 so yesterday was his 5th “homecoming” birthday.

I am absolutely obsessed with him. He’s the most perfect, loyal, loving, cutest dog in the world.

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And this drove me nuts all day. I use the gel nails polish/UV lamp method and love it. My polish stays on for two weeks, but someone I didn’t get this finger painted as well. My OCD mind was going crazy today.

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Alright have a great night! Morgan and I are going to┬ádo some yard work and I’m trying to master Fur Elise, so I need to hit the piano bench.

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