Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Not Horsing Around

Missed a Nice Day

The phone rang at around 8:30 this morning. It was the school, calling me in to substitute.  I rolled out of bed, fed the Boys and got ready at a fairly leisurely pace, mostly because I wasn't really needed until the afternoon session.

I still got there early enough to cover part of one of the morning classes, so I was able to give another teacher a little break from subbing.  I might have been able to cut another 20 minutes off my time if I'd hurried, but that's not always a good thing when I have to take proper care of the Boys' needs for the day.

I stayed after school to go for a swim.  I figure I need to take advantage whenever I can.  With gas prices ever on the rise, I'm not too likely to drive all the way to the school just to swim very often.

I added two laps to my pattern today, with a set of six laps and a break, where I walked a lap instead of swimming, and then I added another six laps of swimming for twelve instead of ten.  I felt fine and not really tired, so that's a good thing. I guess tomorrow will tell the story of how my knees felt.

By the time I got home, it was time to feed the horses, so that's what I did, deciding that I'd had enough exercise for the day.

I'm sure the Boys didn't mind. Food is always better than work any day.


  1. i guess a supplement to the pension won't come amiss! don't mention the price of gas - we've been paying a lot more than you all for years....nightmare

  2. A very well-rounded day. hope your knees agree.

  3. Sounds like you got your exercise in today and mixed it up a little with swimming instead of your walks. I'm sure the boys didn't mind not having much to do at all.

  4. That's Stormy's motto! "Food is always better than work any day."
    When we ride by the Snake River, I often wander what it would be like to swim in that... although it is very swift. lots of water. You'd have to be one nervy swimmer.
    - The Equestrian Vagabond