Did a mile of swimming this morning with Aileen, a local friend who is also a swim coach. She is trying to start a masters' swim class at her gym, and I am one of the recruits. I have never really done formal swim workouts, so it has been quite a learning experience! She is a good coach, and has corrected some of my less-than-perfect swim technique already, which is awesome. She also got me to try 100M of fly stroke this morning, which made me feel at first like a complete spaz, but then I kinda got the hang of it and it was fun. I love learning and trying new things.
I was traveling this past weekend and doing a lot of walking, but also worked in a focused workout yesterday morning in which I walked a mile, interspersed with 30-sec intervals of running (yes, actual running!) and high-knees skipping. I warmed up and cooled down by running up and down a small flight of stairs. It felt SO WEIRD to be running. Felt like more of an awkward lumber, but it was actually running, and surprisingly, my knee felt better after the workout than it did before. Apparently the exercise flushed some of the last little bit of swelling out, which meant the joint was moving a lot more easily.
Tomorrow is physical therapy and weights.