I did not lose my wedding ring at the pool today, but I am certainly going to remember to remove it the next time before I get in the water. It never left my finger, but not through lack of trying.

Today was the first time that I got in the pool for about a year or so (a little less). I went outside for lunch today and was lamenting that I had not brought my running clothes, as it was nicer than I had thought it would be. Not having running clothes forced me to go swimming on my lunch break instead, though, and I am glad that it did.

The pool was not too crowded, and I only had to share a lane for the last 5 or 10 minutes or so. I managed to swim for my entire 30 minutes. Not only that, but I didn’t get too fatigued and spaghetti-armed like I thought that I would. I swam 5 laps farther than I had expected to when I got in the water. The trick now is going to be to make it a regular activity.

My goal is for at least 3 or 4 days a week to get over to the locker room. If the weather is conducive to running near traffic, then I will get a bit over 5 miles in running. If not, then I will go swimming and see how much I can improve over the next few months. Add that to at least 2 to 3 morning workouts at the gym each week and as many evening and weekend runs as I can fit in, and I should get in pretty good shape in fairly short order.

The only downside to swimming is that my chili at lunch and my shrimp at dinner will taste like chlorine. Oh well. As an added bonus, I did not have to deal with somebody that does not know basic lap swimming rules today.