I hate water aerobics. I really do. Almost as much as I hate brussel sprouts. Or Sarah Palin.
I had a brilliant plan today. The two-a-day workouts are really getting to be a grind, and I still have a long way to go until June 24. I miss my evenings. I also miss staying at work until 7 since oddly enough, my most productive hours are usually between about 3 and 7pm. I am also tired of showering and blow drying my hair twice a day. It's just inefficient. And I'm all about efficiency.
Last Thursday I tried to just knock out both of my workouts one after the other in the am - a 10 mile run, drive to the gym, then a 40 minute swim. But that was hard. I was super tired and hungry and my swim suffered because of it.
So I had a brilliant plan. I would run at 5, enjoy my coffee time to refuel and renergize, then swim, then go to work. I would be at work no later than 10 or 10:30 and could work until 7 or 7:30. Perfect. The first part of the plan went well - I had a nice 6 mile run, good conversation and a chai latte, and then I headed to the gym.
Unfortunately, I got to the pool just in time for water aerobics. Yup. They have a morning session too. WTF?!?! Who are these intense 60-year-old chubby women that are doing two-a-day water aerobic sessions!!! Argghhh! It is my new life's mission to convince people that water aerobics is not actually a workout. It can't be. Right? I mean, how many calories can they possibly burn? Not to be mean, but have you ever seen someone in that class with a seriously toned body? Ok fine. They're doing something to stay active. But can they do it at a time that doesn't conflict with my swim schedule? Or at least leave a lane open for me?
Nope. I'll be headed back to the gym tonight. After their evening workout.