Last night, I took a late swim (9:15pm) at the gym (not my local one, but one of the branches), and I swam 800 meters in 33 minutes!!! (A respectable time for a reasonably fit person is about 24-25 minutes, so I'm really pleased!).
And tonight, I ran my first 5K. And, in spite of the 95 degree weather and the 45+% humidity, it was AWESOME!!! Our first mile came in at 13 minutes, which I am super proud of for me! The second mile had a hill and wasn't nearly as cool, but we finished at 44:36 and were not last! :) My only 2 goals were A) to finish and B) to do it in 45 minutes or less. At the end, Sarah told me that I WOULD finish in less than 45 minutes or she would cattle prod my behind (now, I dont know where she would get said prod, but I didnt want to find out and I gave a little push at the end).
I realize, not the best times for the more athletic among you, but I am super happy. A year ago, I was on strict bedrest at home and my muscles were starting to atrophy. This year, I ran a 5K with my best friend and I had a great time.
I am so grateful to Peter and my MIL and Jo (and Dan!) who watched the babies so that we could do this, and to Sarah, for motivating me beyond belief and saying that I COULD DO IT even when I thought I couldn't.