Monday, March 18, 2013


Was in the pool at 0520.  It was a bit rough getting out of bed this morning but I had made a mental commitment to do two things today.
1) swim
2) swim more than 500 yards
I got in and did 10 x 50 on the 1:15.  These weren't too bad but I did start to feel them a bit after lap 8.
I then did 2 x 50 kick  These wore me out a bit
2 x 100 easy
1 x 200 real easy

Grand total today was 1000 yards.  My finger counter hasn't seen the number 20 since 2012!  I was happy with how I did and felt I did a decent workout without going to the point that I felt like my heart was going to explode.
That was something I was talking to Patricia about yesterday and I'll need to chat with my Dr's about this week.
When I try to exercise, I feel my heart straining to the point where it hurts and I can feel it trying to beat out of my chest.  Is this because my heart took such a beating from chemo that it's weakened or is it because I'm so out of shape that my heart is just not used to putting forth effort like it used to and needs to be whipped back into shape.  I want to push myself past the "My heart feels like it's going to explode" phase but I'm worried that it was genuinely weakened from 20 rounds of poison being pumped directly into it so I better let it heal a bit more before working it too much.
I'll find out this week and go from there.

1000 yards today!

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