Friday, September 4, 2009

Friday swim lesson/gym

Regular readers will perhaps be relieved to hear that I feel INCOMPARABLY better & more characteristically ebullient this morning...

I cannot say I SLEPT for 10 hrs, since it seemed to me that I was awake for quite a few of them, but I was in bed from 9pm to 7am, so that was very beneficial. I used to get canker sores very regularly in my late teens and early 20s, have mostly grown out of it now I think, but I remember from those days that while in general rest is a remedy for all sorts of ailments, for a canker sore in particular the ONLY thing to do is to have a really long night of bed rest, with no talking or eating or drinking or anything mouth-related!

(In fact the reason I always used to have them hanging around for weeks was because I would only sleep for 4-5 hours, and it is not long enough to rest the mouth and let it get better!)

So I can still feel it a tiny bit this morning, but it is really amazingly better - yesterday it was quite painful to swallow, today I would not really know that anything was wrong unless I paid particular attention to that region of the mouth. I will make sure to spend a long time in bed again tonight, sleeping or no...

LESSON OF UTTER GENIUS from Jim B this morning. We worked exclusively on flip turns, and I have an amazingly better grasp of the basic idea now - first half of the turn now significantly more functional, we'll do some more work on the push-off next week at our final lesson. Hmmm, I really love swimming, that was a very enjoyable hour of learning.

Then I had a good workout with trainer P. - I have two more appointments left with her, too, so that will just about tide me over until the fall voluntary phys. ed. classes start.

It is a most beautiful day here today, 70s and sunny - the perfect day for a two-mile swim round Governors Island!

1 comment:

Wendy said...

Glad to hear you're feeling so much better.

The next thing you know you'll be loving flip turns!

A great day for a swim -- enjoy Governor's Island! I can't wait to read all about it!