Ever have those moments when everything just clicks, and you feel like you can keep moving forward forever. I had one of those moments yesterday. I started going to a new Bible study yesterday led by friend Jill, and figured I could get a noontime swim workout done before going home. By the time I made it up to the CC, it was already 12:30, but figured I would hop into the pool and get as many laps as I could in before the pool closed at 1:00 pm. Normally, 20 laps for me takes almost an hour so I was planning about 10 laps, maybe a little more. I started clicking off the laps and the more I swam the better I felt, so I kept going. Watching the clock, I hopped out of the pool just before 1:00, and had completed 28 laps! Funny thing is I still had energy to spare so I threw on my gym clothes and ran upstairs, hopped on a spin bike and biked 6 miles in 21 minutes.
Only down side–the cold my daughter shared with me settled into our ears. When I got out of the pool, I couldn’t shake that water in my ear feeling, and I couldn’t hear a thing. You’ d think, as a mother, that would be a good thing; I could ignore my kids for a while, but, no, not so helpful in real life. I stopped by Lewis to see what they had for “Swimmer’s ear” — Most of the products that are over the counter are 99% alcohol, in a little bit of gel, which is fine, but I don’t really need to buy a$4 per ounce bottle of rubbing alcohol. Dr. Oz had a home remedy that recommended olive oil and garlic but Rachel and I aren’t real thrilled with the smell of garlic coming out of our ears. Finally, I did find a homeopathic mixture that had camomile and witch hazel in it. That seems to help. At least, I could hear for a little while.
Unfortunately, that “In the Groove” feeling doesn’t last for long, and today, the cold is definitely taking effect, and my brain and body is slow-moving. I’m on the attack with this cold though. Kick it in the butt, before it kicks me. This morning, I took my Claritin, took my echinacia, took my vitamins, sucked on a zinc tablet, and made myself a big pot of tea with lemon. With the weather not so great again, I think I’ll stick to a less intense exercise day, and be ready to find that groove again tomorrow.