Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Aqua Running

Everyone seems to call it aqua jogging, but I prefer to think of it as aqua running. I've always cringed when someone has told me, "I saw you out jogging the other day!" I think to myself, No! I was running! So from here on out it shall be called aqua running.

The aqua running went pretty good on Tuesday morning. The pool we swim at is new and expensive and consequently doesn't get a whole lot of people in the morning. And it was still set up long course. And the whole thing is deep. So I had an entire long course lane to myself to do my aqua running. As I've complained before, the pool is pretty cold (78 or under sometimes!) but I actually worked up quite a sweat. I was trying to hold good upright running form the entire time, and my foot was flat (not pointed downward) - because of this my calves were quite sore, and still are a day later! I wasn't expecting this at all and wonder if this is supposed to happen? Any other aqua runners out there?

In other Gaal news, tomorrow is our 4 year anniversary. Time sure does fly. Two years ago we were at the Great Barrier Reef - it's hard to top that anniversary :) Marty and I have been together for almost 8 years all told. He's my best friend and I'm so very happy to be married to him - I love you, Marby!!

And of course what would an update be without more Tassie news? We haven't scheduled her ultrasound yet so no news on that, but she did get her summer haircut this morning. Pretty much they shaved her all down except for leaving an afro on the top of her head so now she really looks like a poodle instead of a goldendoodle. Everytime we pick her up from the groomers we think they gave us the wrong dog back because she looks so different all de-fluffed. I always make Marty tell them to put bows on her but she shakes them off before I get home so this time he made sure to get a picture. She is definitely giving him the stink-eye in this picture...probably she is mad about her bows. She is much happier sitting in the barrel that used to have plants in it. Her and her friend have managed to dig them out, I guess so they have somewhere else to sit.


Jerome Harrison said...

I sure wish you and Marit lived close by so you both could do your aqua-running together, Bri! HANG in there!!! This too shall pass!!! Happy Anniversary! Jen H.

Beth said...

Tassie looks so skinny without all her hair!! :)

I've done QUITE a big of aqua running in my day and I will say, I've never gotten sore calves from it. But I also have never tried to keep my feet flat - I usually just let them fall as they may. I'm guessing that's the difference. Regardless, that pool sounds like the aqua runners dream!! Long course aqua running!!! That's possible 10,000,000 times better than going back and forth in a little 10 yd deep end. :)

Happy anniversary!!

Unknown said...

I feel your pain. I have my first injury-initiated aqua running session tomorrow. I do have a question I actually supposed to move horizontally or is it more like running in place...clearly I am clueless!

Mom said...

Tassie is a cream Shamrock!! Happy Anniversary:)

Rebecca DeWire said...

Hi Bri,
Thanks for your comment on my blog. I have been reading your blog for a while now and will definitely introduce myself the next time I see you at a race. I wish you a speedy recovery!

m said...

Happy Anniversary!

Tassie looks like a different dog! So skinny, but very cute.