So I went to the pool yesterday to get my swim in, and it went well – my fastest time in a long time! So I’m really happy, right? However, I know I would have been a fair bit faster had I not been fighting with my swim cap sliding off my head!
For the past year, I’ve been growing my hair out long. For a long time, a swim cap was necessary just to keep the hair out of my eyes. I bought a silicone one as opposed to latex, as they are supposed to tug and pull your hair less. (Plus, I could get the silicone one in a pretty pink colour!). It has worked pretty good since last spring. However, for the past several weeks, I’ve found that it is slipping more and more as I swim. I have to keep stopping and adjusting it, hair comes out and gets in my face, generally, it is a pain!
At first, I thought it might be because I have fairly oily skin, and the silicone was not gripping my skin well enough. I still think this contributes to the problem, but I really think that as my hair has grown longer, the sheer mass of hair is too much to be confined in my current cap!
I did a little internet research tonight, and it appears I have a couple of options, neither of which I’m thrilled with. I’m probably going to have to buy a new swim cap. There are swim caps designed for long hair, the best of which might be a “bubble” style cap, which I think are kind of ugly. The other option appears to be a swim cap that fastens under the chin, like a little kid would wear – also rather ugly. Ugh! But better that than tugging at my cap every second lap every time I swim.
So I guess I’m going shopping…
Yesterday’s goals were mostly accomplished. I got 1 blog post written, and 2 workouts done. I also know what dinner will be for Thursday, Friday, & Saturday. I skipped my run workout to get some Christmas shopping done, but I got a core workout done right before bed. So not quite all of them, but it was OK.
Goals for today:
1) Not over-indulge when eating – I have three meals out today, it would be far too easy to eat junk!
2) 1 workout – weights or core, probably. A bike would be better, though.
3) Plan goals for the weekend.