Today is my birthday and I wanted to get a swim in anyway. My time off is definitely over and I need to start getting in the pool at least 3-4 times a week again. I'll ramp it up to 6 a week in a few months but 3-4 is good for now. I'm also going to start using a coach for my training and that will significantly help with my speed and endurance for distance swimming....I hope.
I did not do anything special just a 1000 broken up by some 50's 100's then I did a 500 at the end. I can definitely feel the month off and know I'm not at square one but close. :)
BAD NEWS...I had a painful ear infection after Slam the Dam that I had been ignoring for a few weeks prior. It pretty much went away this last month. Last night after my swim, I woke up because it hurt so much. I'm going to a doctor today to get it looked at. Hopefully I just need some drops and my time away from swimming will be minimal or non at all. I just know I can't swim again unless I see someone that can look at my inner ear. It hurts too much after.