Swimmers thread 🏊🏻‍♀️

Whilst swimming today I started to feel like a pain deep in my right upper inner thigh :sob: but I still kept swimming and only felt it on certain movements.
Got home all is fine unless certain movements then I feel the pain. Thought I’m it will be ok.
Got into bed and it’s my back as well. Hope it’s just where I feel a muscle that hasn’t been used for a while. Anyone had anything similar?

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I can say today I can only feel the slightest twinge. Whatever it was it’s getting better very quickly.
I’m guessing I used a muscle I never knew I had :laughing:

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First swim in a few weeks. Was really empty at the pool, except for a aqua aerobics class that was on. So I got to swim with a soundtrack of golden oldies, Tom Jones, Roy Orbison, Cliff Richard😂
When the aerobics finished some high divers started practicing at the dive pool next to the lane pool so that kept me entertained too

Wasn’t quite like starting all over again today but was not as good as my previous.
Having said that I feel like there were individual lengths that were really good, but others that felt a bit chaotic :joy::joy:.
I was changing up my stroke count today, trying to work out what works best for me. And I’m still trying to work on being slower.
More consistency in going to the pool and more consistency in my lengths is what Im after

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I don’t have good pool availability here, where I am now, out there in nowhere.
In may some outdoor pool will open,
until middle of September. Okay.
Otherwise 35 minutes drive.
I am already breaking down mentally, not feeling my body and being agressive.
Don’t know.
Blah.

Will drive there once or twice a week, but the other days? Okay, may will come. But they have shitty opening hours.

And… Gym?
Don’t know. I don’t think I am a gym girl.
:pensive::roll_eyes::weary:

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Back to swimming a few times a week, so thankful to be back!

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Good to see you!

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Lovely to see you back :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

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Hey,

lovely to read you :palms_up_together:t2:

I had a super loveley training of 80 minutes and 3000 something meters on Saturday, tonight I will also hit the pool :grinning::blue_heart:

The outdoor pools start next 3 to 6 weeks :grinning:
I checked out 3 that are available in 20 minutes drive :muscle:t2: looking so much forward to it! :sweat_drops:
Outdoor season is best and 3 new options are rich. Lol :blue_heart::blue_heart::blue_heart:

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70 minutes constant swimming, 2700something. YUM :smiling_face_with_three_hearts::muscle:t2:

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and so it goes
@JennyH

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Hi so cool I found this in a recovery site. I’m 61, swim 50 laps every morning in a 24 yard pool. This is my meditation time, my mind lets go while I focus on strokes and core and it’s just an amazing reset daily. I have old injuries from my days of using and car accidents and swimming keeps me limber and without the level of pain I used to live with before I found the pool. There are so many benefits I wouldn’t know how to explain it all. I’m also very into biking, which swimming pairs with perfectly. Loosens up all my joints and on nice days it’s 10-20 miles of trails now that my husband and I retired. Regardless of anything else life throws at us I have the pool and the ride. It just makes my sober journey more.

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Nice to meet you! Swimming is my therapy, it’s like a neurological boost in every way. I got home, saw that my wife/kids weren’t home, i immediately ran in the house, grabbed my swim clothes, and went out the door!

I’ve learned as i fight for sobriety how critically important sleep and my swimming pool are. They are everything. Since my relapse last weekend, my mind has been pretty foggy lately, i swam yesterday but didn’t quite have that ‘juice.’ But it was still therapeutic to be in the pool!

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Haven’t even been in the pool for about a month, six weeks here. Can’t get a lane for love nor money now the weather is better!

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Hey Teri,

loveley swimmer story and backround.
Welcome to our ts swimmers club.
Feel free to share :grinning:

How is everybody going?
@Twizzlers @Tragicfarinelli @MrFantastik @CATMANCAM @Soberbilly @SelfLove_42 @Mischa84 @Shawn1991 and everybody I forgot??

I just received message that one of the outdoor pools is open now! It has nice opening hours from 7 to 7 on regular days and 9 to 7 at weekend and bank holiday :heart_eyes::heart_eyes::heart_eyes:
I am over the top happy about that and will be there on Saturday the latest :heartpulse::heartpulse::heartpulse:
Friday I will be at my regular indoor pool as I have a appointment at the hairdresser in the city and combine the drive.

By the way…

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No swimming yet this week, i’ve been to the gym twice, slept in my car both days and ended up just heading home. I will change all that today!

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Keep at it, my life revolves around swimming from 7-8:30 am, biking or walking in the afternoon and AA meetings 5 out of 7 nights, I’m part of AA district and very involved in recovery. I have at minimum a couple hundred friends that I would consider good friends. Recovery is a life style, a journey and a wild adventure. Stick with it, the swimming and the sobriety.

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I had such a great swim this afternoon and I need to share my happyness :heartpulse:

After a thunderstorm the sky cleared up and I had 90 minutes sunshine in the outdoor pool doing a quite nice set as I had 2 other good swimmers to keep pace with. It was just :ok_hand:t2:

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