Friday, March 02, 2012

Well, That Was Interesting

Not Much Going On--But I Swam!! 

Darn this time of year. Even the mostly reliable weather forecasts are not. I checked two different forecasts which promised the teamperatures were going to be up in the lower 50's yesterday..

All would have been OK, but the phone rang at 8:30 and it was a desperate call for me to go in to substitute. I hate to pass up a chance to make a few dollars, and subbing is fun at the Academy--sweet kids, as I've noted before.  So I leapt out of bed, fed the Boys and tried to decided if they needed to wear their sheets all day. Since warmth was forecast, I took the sheets off.

So, it drizzled in the morning and never did get up above 48 F or so all day with clouds covering the sunshine. Ah well. Toby and Tucker were pretty muddy when I got home, so I guess they must have enjoyed being naked, even if they were a bit chilly. Normally, I wouldn't worry too much but they have been "dressed" most of the winter and I worry that they are not acclimated without "clothing."  I did leave extra hay, so they should have been fine.

It's just "mom" worrying whether the "kids" were dressed right when she left the house.

On my side, I had a great day at school. It was covering for the Phys Ed teachers, so I had to run study halls, but no problem. The students all had computers to use if they wanted them and for the most part, worked on projects for their other classes. These kids are super motivated and really involved in their schoolwork.

The swimming pool schedule was back to the good one for me--open just as the school day ended--so I took a deep breath and headed over to the gym as soon as the last bell rang.

It was wonderful!! I love to swim for exercise.  My knees were a bit sore as I kicked--nothing at all serious. Most of it worked out as I kept going.  I actually was easily able to do the full ten laps which was a bit of a surprise. I kind of expected my stamina to be less than it proved to be. I was a little tired, but not bad at all.

Swimming is, along with riding, my favorite exercise. In the summer, the pool is two roads over from my house--about 2 miles away. The indoor pool at the college is about 15 miles away, and not the loveliest drive--US Hwy 1 is a very busy road. But, on a good day, it takes about 25 minutes or so to get there.  Now that I've swum again, I know I will have to do it more often before the summer returns.

It was not a bad day at all, aside from the worrying about the Boys.


  1. I'm sure the boys were just fine with no need to worry. Although, that seems to be our job.:)

    I think it's great that you got to swim, I'll bet you are in better shape than you think. All that walking is helping. Hope you get to swim lots more at the school. Great exercise, wish we had a pool around here.

  2. Yep, riding swimming, walking and Pilates are my favourite exercises ^-^

    I am sure you have become quite fit!

  3. It sounds as though you've jump-started your fitness program.

  4. Anonymous1:34 PM

    Swimming is really good exercise and should be just the thing. Glad the subbing went well and the boys survived . . .

  5. i've had to stop swimming for now and have a feeling won't be able to start again until after the plate comes is excellent exercise!

  6. I too worry when I think Tetley is not dressed right for the weather. He was clipped so I do have to be careful. The extra hay was good insurance.

    Fantastic about swimming. I too love to swim but won't let myself take the time or the drive; there is not one close by. I hope you are not sore tomorrow.

    By the way I am coming to NY and Philadelphia the 16th leaving the 20th of March. How close are you to either of those cities? We are also going to Branford, Conn.

  7. MaryLou, I am about halfway between Philly and NY. I will email you.

  8. swimming is the best exercise, and the best therapy for healing humans and horses!
    - The Equestrian Vagabond

  9. Snow here again today Jean - yet I had the boys' rugs off three days ago and they were basking in sunshine!