I swam every day at…

I swam every day at ICFA, even though I had to push myself to be willing to wear a swimsuit in public. (As a side note, it makes me sad that at least half a dozen women I mentioned swimming to while I was there *immediately* responded with something along the lines of, "Oh, I'd love to, but I can't wear a swimsuit in public.")

Despite the momentary embarrassment, I knew that once I was in the water, I'd be happy, and that twenty minutes of steady laps would be enough to make my body feel much better, esp. as a counter to the over-rich hotel / restaurant food. I would've liked to swim twice a day, in fact, but I ended up sleeping extra instead, which I guess is what my body needed, so no regrets. I also didn't want to put a damp swimsuit back on -- next time I go to a hotel, maybe I will pack two swimsuits, so I can rotate them. Is that goofy?

It was the first exercise I'd had in a while -- February / March was really harried at work & home, and I just couldn't carve out the time. But I think my plan to kickstart my exercise again with ICFA seems to have worked -- tonight, I went and used the treadmill again. Forty minutes walking on the treadmill, mostly at a steady 3.0 -- nothing exciting, just a comfortable walk. Okay, I kicked it up to a 6.0 run a few times. My body feels better for it.

The goal is regular exercise, for at least twenty minutes daily. It doesn't have to be strenuous. I'd like to add some lifting back in with the cardio. We'll see how it goes.

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